With numerous reports linking Bordeaux forward Josh Maja to a move to the Villa Park, some Aston Villa fans have shown their displeasure with such a transfer.
The Claret & Blue Army are believed to be desperately in search of a new centre forward with their top striker, Brazil international Wesley, set to miss the rest of the season due to injury. The 23-year-old suffered a knee ligament damage in the Villans’ 2-1 win at Burnley.
The likes of Chelsea’s Belgium international Michy Batshuayi and former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor have been linked with a move to Villa Park in recent days.
However, certain fans of The Lions will have anyone but the 22-year-old Maja with some lamenting the Nigerian international’s lack of experience
One fan would rather have Maja’s compatriot, Victor Osimhen instead while another thinks it’s too much of a gamble to pin the club’s Premier League survival hopes on the tender shoulders of the youngster.
Here are some more responses to the transfer update:
Not doing bad at Bordeaux, but I doubt he's the right one
— SL (@AVFC_SSxL) January 2, 2020
He’s got potential but he’s younger than Wes , and we can all see that we need someone with experience
— Big Tushka (@SonOFBass) January 2, 2020
Nonsense. Linked to everyone. Agent pushing move.
— Chris Barker (@CBarker81) January 2, 2020
He has a lot of potential. Whether he would come in right away and score goals is debatable.
— Jeremiahsays (@jeremiahsays) January 2, 2020
In the summer maybe. Not what we need right now imo
— Liam (@liamthomasjohn) January 2, 2020
Some other fans, however, believe Josh Maja could be the solution to the club’s immediate striking problems.
7 G/A in 16 appearances (5 starts), and we are turning our noses up at him straight away. The arrogance from our fanbase at times. 🤦🏼♂️ #AVFC
— Jack (@jackjack95_) January 2, 2020
Scores goals, makes his own chances and almost every one for Sunderland was in the corner. He’s clinical and still very young.
— Richard Cooke (@RichardCooke) January 2, 2020
Played for Sunderland in league 1. He’s doing decent at Bordeaux tho
— Alan Sajan (@alan_sajan) January 2, 2020
He's pretty good
— casey (@caseybeck___) January 2, 2020