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.
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:
@Jackisonfire reminds me of the grabban loan 👌🏼👌🏼
— MDanbury1874 (@DanburyMorgan) January 6, 2020
Honestly, I’m fine with this
— George Prokopa (@pr_kopa) January 6, 2020
— John McGod7 (@JMcgod7) January 6, 2020
Just naming every Prem striker who are not starters for their clubs
— Chun Tsang (道) (@8Tsang) January 6, 2020
Will he be coming with his own zimmer frame?
— Paul Carney (@paul_c55) January 6, 2020
If you’re looking for a bargain because of FFP and a forward with a physical presence as per Smith’s tactics, you could do worse. Giroud, Benteke etc., are they affordable and going to join a relegation fight? They might do but think we need to be pragmatic here #avfc
— Mr Thompson (@mrthompson81) January 6, 2020
Be quite happy with that providing hes not the only forward we sign. Will Brighton sell to a rival???
— Robert Holder (@Robert_A_Holder) January 6, 2020
With regards Glenn Murray, i dont think i’ve been this excited by a transfer rumour since we pulled off the Grant Holt coup and shocked the nation 💥🤦🏻♂️ #AVFC
— AJS (@ajsfounded71) January 6, 2020
— Mitch Royster1⃣1⃣ (@mitch_2911) January 6, 2020
Ain’t been funny, but going from Giroud to Murray, is like getting Michelle Keegan on a date and Susan Boyle turns up #avfc
— James (@JBaker_24) January 6, 2020