Aston Villa have been very active in the summer transfer window following their return to the Premier League.
The Villans boss Dean Smith has especially bolstered his defence, signing four centre-backs already.
However, reports in Turkey (h/t The Birmingham Mail) claim that Villa have made a €12m bid for Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama.
The 25-year-old, who just represented DR Congo at the African Cup of Nations, joined Galatasary on loan in January. He won the Super Lig and Turkish Cup with the Turkish giants and has sealed a permanent move this summer.
Therefore, doubts remain about whether Galatasaray are really interested in offloading him.
Villa as such do not need a centre-back at the moment, but what Luyindama offers is versatility. He can play as a defensive midfielder or as a forward if needed.
Smith could be tempted to sign such a utility player this summer, but the majority of the Villa fans are not convinced about the potential deal.
Here are some of the best reactions from Villa fans on Twitter:
Sign for us mate we need a boost
— Zack love Rosie xxx (@zackpressy2) July 22, 2019
To be honest I really don’t see the point in this appointment but smith knows what he’s doing I suppose maybe we’re gonna look to play 3 at the back with a second striker alongside Wesley
— Jake Kingsnorth (@jake_kingsnorth) July 22, 2019
Why you Luyin for??
— Nat (@NatStourFC) July 23, 2019
We’ve got like 6 CB’s now, this ain’t true surely
— Noel Worth (@NoelWorth02) July 22, 2019
Mings is clearly going to play so this would mean Luyondama, Engels, Konsa, Hause and Chester for one place?
Smith must be going with wing-backs and Chester is out the door
— ??.24 (@LH___24) July 22, 2019