Time is running out for Aston Villa to find another forward option with the transfer window slamming shut on Thursday night.
One man who doesn’t appear to be on their radar, despite initial rumours, is Galatasaray forward Mbaye Diagne…
— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) August 6, 2019
Diagne has been lighting up the Turkish league over the last 18 months or so after making the switch from China in January 2018.
He scored for fun at recent Villa addition Trezeguet’s former club Kasimpasa – in 36 appearances he netted 32 goals and four assists – which ultimately earned him a move to back-to-back Super Lig champions Galatasaray for €10m (£9.2m).
The lack of an incoming in the forward department, as of yet, has left many fans at Villa Park discussing the matter with one supporter stating that another striker is needed before the end of the transfer window.
Villa boss Dean Smith has already shattered the club’s record transfer fee this summer by bringing in Wesley Moraes for £22m from Club Brugge but that doesn’t appear to be enough for some.
A couple of fans believed that Jean-Kevin Augustin is the most likely candidate to join whilst others suggested Daniel Sturridge with one even ambitiously throwing Andrea Belotti’s name out there.
One supporter said it was pointless buying a striker at this stage of the transfer window, comparing any potential addition to Keinan Davis.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Why have talks in London then?! Not going to find another 30 goal a season striker for peanuts. Pointless buying any of the other low goal ratio strikers at this stage of transfer window. Another Keinan Davis isn’t going to help the attack.
— Andy Service (@AndyServiceI1) August 6, 2019
I’d say it’ll be Jean Kevin Augustin as imagine dean had a look at him when we had a behind the closed door game against there second team
— ???????? (@AV_FC1874) August 7, 2019
Good he looked very awkward and seem as good a finisher as Neil Taylor.
— Game Design (@GameDesign) August 6, 2019
Need another striker before the end of the window. Can’t rely on kodjia as a back up and benrahma is a must.
— Ellis (@e76170) August 6, 2019
Probably gonna be Jean Kevin Augustin
— OsamaNajib19AVFC (@ONajib18) August 6, 2019
Still think Sturridge on a years contract
— Michael (@mickeyw90s) August 6, 2019
Belotti it is then.
— Keith Aston (@k_aston15) August 6, 2019
Augustin from Leipzig.
— chris bilsby (@bils85) August 6, 2019