Whilst Aston Villa’s summer transfer business saw 13 news players arrive at the club in a £130m+ spending spree, some of the club’s fans are backing a player who played a crucial role in their promotion-winning campaign to deliver against West Ham on Monday night.
Anwar El Ghazi, 24, arrived at the club on loan from Lille during the 2018/19 campaign, but a series of stellar performances including a memorable goal in the play-off final against Derby County saw the West Midlands side trigger a permanent signing clause in the Dutchman’s deal.
The forward started Villa’s first two Premier League games, but was demoted to the bench for the game against Everton; a fixture where he would go on to score the club’s second in an impressive 2-0 victory.
There can be doubting El Ghazi’s quality as an impactful forward, and ahead of Monday’s clash with West Ham, some Villa fans are showing their appreciation for the 24-year-old.
Check out some of the best reactions to El Ghazi’s latest social media post below.
— Anwar El Ghazi (@AElGhazi7) September 15, 2019
Tear them apart please Anwar #avfc
— COOKIE (@1_COOKIE__1) September 15, 2019
— Jacko (@Jackodotcom) September 15, 2019
Get those big 3 Anwar!
— Finley Chalmers (@finley_chalmers) September 15, 2019
Up the el ghazi x
— OS???? (@OliverAVFC__) September 15, 2019
So glad we kept you,,a much wanted signing for me,, let’s knock those bubbles out of them #comeomvilla
— tracey avfc (@avfc_tracey) September 15, 2019
— George (@WardyyAV) September 15, 2019
Hope you are playing tomorrow
— Tracey (@DrWho__10) September 15, 2019
Need to see you have the confidence to take on the full back Anwar. Wesley has been too isolated so need you to get to the line and get those crosses in. We believe Anwar. Need that win.
— Bosey (@Bosey82) September 15, 2019
Rip em apart lad. UTV
— mossy d (@mossy_d) September 15, 2019
More carnage tomorrow please
— Lewis Price (@Lewis__Price_) September 15, 2019
Time for a hatrick I think
— Kantes bigger brother???? (@nakambaavi) September 15, 2019