Though last season proved to be perhaps the most underwhelming campaign of all time, the Aston Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern are again optimistic about their chances of returning to the Premier League.
The signing of John Terry has had our resident Villians talking about a potential title win, though the idea of seeing a player depart Villa Park has actually been the largest topic of conversation of late.
Indeed, Tommy Elphick has recently been linked with a shock move across the Second City, to bitter rivals Birmingham.
A lot was expected of the central defender upon his arrival from Bournemouth last summer, though injuries have prevented him from truly imposing himself under Steve Bruce. The 29-year-old is reportedly available for transfer this summer and Harry Redknapp’s Blues are believed to be in pole position.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Villa fans reacted to the shock link on Twitter.
They get Elphick, we get Terry. Couldn't have turned out better #avfc
— Joe (@JoeManning__) July 17, 2017
Elphick may be crap but I still don't like seeing one of our players joining Birmingham. All will be forgiven if he does a Ridgewell #avfc
— Jacob Groves (@JacobGroves94) July 17, 2017
— Sunil Patnaik (@p1eceofthesun) July 17, 2017
The problem with Elphick is that he has too many mistakes in him #avfc
— Thetruevillain (@Truevillainavfc) July 17, 2017
— Villa Till I Die (@VillaTill) July 18, 2017
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Elphick to have the season of his life at Blues, just wait and see #avfc
— Realistic Villains (@RealAVFC) July 18, 2017