Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Ezri Konsa from Brentford, but Bees fans aren’t as disappointed as you might expect.
The 21-year-old only spent a year at Griffin Park after arriving from Charlton for £2.5m last summer, so the club have made a very good profit on a player they’ve had for so little time, a fact which hasn’t been lost on the supporters.
The defender made 47 appearances for the Bees last season and quickly became an important player for the team. However, Pontus Jansson has already signed as a replacement which explains why Brentford fans aren’t too upset by his departure.
Many fans are impressed by the business – that the club has been able to sell him for a fee almost five times what they paid just 12 months ago.
Here is the reaction from some Brentford fans on Twitter.
Good defender but more than happy to see him go for nice money with the defenders we’ve bought in
— Matt ???????????????????????????? (@MattGilo3) July 11, 2019
Good business for both clubs, all the best @Ekonsa15 ????????
— James (@JaJaJamo) July 11, 2019
12 million for our 4th choice centre back?, when we’ve signed 2 better ones for around 8 mil, don’t mind if we do ????????♂️
— Billy Brennan (@Billz_bfc) July 11, 2019
Good luck. Good for both parties imo
— Jacob Walters (@JWalters777) July 11, 2019
Great potential but made quite a few mistakes. He’s still young though. Will get better but for such a profit within a year, that’s way too good money to turn down, especially with who we’ve brought in.
— charlie marr (@charliemarr10) July 11, 2019
Promising talent but cost us so many points last season, £10M profit on him in 1 season is incredible working with Terry will be a good for him hope he smashes it, I think he will do well there
— Mark???? (@markjamess13) July 11, 2019
— billy (@billybeatty02) July 11, 2019