Aston Villa are reportedly eyeing a move for Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones, and fans have reacted to the news.
According to the Sun, Villa are prepared to offer around £15 million for Jones.
Villa have been very active in the transfer market following the departure of Jack Grealish to Manchester City for around £100 million.
Dean Smith wants to add depth to his midfield ranks and has earmarked the Liverpool youngster as a potential option.
Many Villa fans feel that while Jones would be a good signing for the club, the chances of the deal happening is unlikely. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Aston Villa are reportedly targeting a £15m move for Liverpool's Curtis Jones 🏴 [Sun]
As much as I’d love this signing, I can’t see it happening unfortunately and certainly not at that price💰
— Total Villa (@Total_Villa) August 29, 2021
Now we're talking! What a signing this would be
— Villa_boy (@Villabo58965244) August 29, 2021
Would rather Harvey Elliot than him
— Alex AV (@AlexanderAVFC) August 29, 2021
He's highly thought of at Liverpool, there's 0% chance of them selling him + it would be way more than £15m. There's a slight chance they may loan him out. But he's not what we need, we were prepared to splash out on JWP so that 💰 should be spent on a DM before Tuesday night 🦁
— Tim (@thallium_72) August 29, 2021
My stance would be that ultimately we need a DM, Ward-Prowse or McKennie may have been too good to turn down, but personally don't see Jones as quite that calibre of player, and so I'd rather go all out for a DM, or pass on Jones.
— Villany (@Aston_Villany) August 29, 2021
Not a chance this happens.
— Pierre vanderbass (@Pierrevanderba1) August 29, 2021
Earlier this summer, Villa made several attempts to sign James Ward-Prowse from Southampton, but they failed to land him.
The Midlands club also tried to sign Emile Smith-Rowe from Arsenal, suggesting that Villa are looking at midfielders who would add creativity to the side.
Jones is a fantastic young talent who has progressed through the youth ranks at Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp rates him highly, and he is already part of the senior squad.
The 20-year-old was superb at times last season, and he is expected to play a big role in the present campaign, with Liverpool trusting him to fill the void left by Gini Wijnaldum.
Jones has sparkled in various midfield roles when given a chance, and he will be heavily required this season as the Reds look to compete in four competitions.
He has the potential to be a top-class player, and Liverpool would be foolish to sell him permanently, especially for the fee being quoted. It’s not happening.