Aston Villa are a Premier League side once more and it is going to be very interesting to see how they do this summer in terms of player recruitment and retention.
One of the biggest clubs in the country, it feels right that Villa are back in the top flight, and now Dean Smith and co. will be planning to make signings that ensure they stay there.
One rumour doing the rounds today, though, is certainly splitting opinion amongst the fanbase at the moment.
Indeed, Villa Report on Twitter has cited the Birmingham Mail’s report that Dwight Gayle is a potential target and that has left fans of the club with a lot to say.
Let’s take a look at just a handful of the responses to the news:
Aston Villa are weighing up a move for Dwight Gayle this summer as they look for new striking reinforcements. [birmingham live] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) May 30, 2019
We’re literally turning into EFL all stars
— Ted (@Ted_Lee_AVFC) May 30, 2019
— Paul Brookes (@Brookesy1986) May 30, 2019
Would be a useful backup striker for the right money.
— Edeolus (@edeolus) May 30, 2019
Personally don’t want this as I don’t like him good player just dislike him
— Finn Cartwright (@finncartwright1) May 30, 2019
— Curtis Walker (@cjwalker26) May 30, 2019
— Fin Simkins (@__xfinnerz) May 30, 2019
NO NO NO
— Will Cornforth (@corno111) May 30, 2019
As a back up sure, starter naaa let’s not
— Liam (@Akining_) May 30, 2019
Not prem quality proved that with crystal palace and newcastle back up striker if we sign him
— daniel (@daniel22370492) May 30, 2019
Gayle might score some goals but you can see the reasons for the reservation.
A player who’s never really set the top flight ablaze, it seems a bit of a gamble for sure – but one he’d want to surely show was worth taking.