Aston Villa fans on Twitter have provided a mixed reaction that they are looking at potentially signing Brighton and Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray.
The Guardian have claimed that injury-hit Villa and their Premier League rivals, Newcastle United, are keen on signing Murray this month.
It is said that the 36-year-old’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Brighton are happy for him to leave the club in January if they can find a replacement.
There are certain sections of the Villa Park support who are keen on bringing him to their club, but others simply don’t want him to join.
Wesley is out for the rest of the season and Dean Smith needs another striker. Given Villa’s performance during the first half of the campaign, the preference would be to sign a proven top-flight player.
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Murray has that in his locker, but given that he isn’t the first choice at Villa’s relegation rivals, is yet to score a Premier League goal this season and is coming to the end of his career – should Smith really push for the target man?
A big few weeks await Villa because they need to bring a proven striker to the club but they need to be careful in not panic buying.
If Murray is the man to replace Wesley then so be it because that experience he has could be very crucial for a side struggling to see out games.
Here is a selection of Villa fans reacting to those Murray rumours: