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‘Players like that get you promoted’ – Aston Villa fans react to latest rumour



It certainly wasn’t the first season in the Championship that Aston Villa and their supporters were hoping for.

The Villans may well have embarked on a disastrous Premier League campaign the year before, but there was renewed optimism following the appointment of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning boss Roberto Di Matteo.

Nonetheless, he lasted just a few months and was subsequently replaced by former Birmingham chief Steve Bruce, who guided the club to 13th place in the table with some bright moments, as well as some not so bright ones.

Ultimately, the pressure is very much on for Villa to improve and sustain a promotion bid in the coming campaign, and that means that Bruce will need to seriously bolster his squad prior to the start of August.

And one man he’s been linked with in recent times is Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan, who has been at the bet365 Stadium since 2008 following his move from Sheffield Wednesday.

The 33-year-old has made 291 league appearances in his time at the Staffordshire-based club, 277 of which have come in the Premier League, and it’s this type of experience and know-how which will surely help Villa next season.

And rumours of Whelan moving to Villa Park stimulated quite a response on social media, with Villa supporters somewhat split by a potential deal for the Republic of Ireland international…

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: ‘Players like that get you promoted’ – Aston Villa fans react to latest rumour

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