‘Feel bad’ – Aston Villa fans rally around West Bromwich Albion target

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Aston Villa striker Mbwana Samatta has been linked with a surprise move across town to West Bromwich Albion. The 27-year-old only arrived at Villa during the last transfer window – £ 8.5million from Belgian club Genk after finishing top scorer in the Pro League in the 2018/19 season.

He provided a much needed boost to Dean Smith’s attacking options after Wesley Moraes suffered a long-term knee injury, but he was hardly prolific and with Villa breaking their transfer record to land Ollie Watkins, Samatta’s future has become the subject of speculation.

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Manu ‘pakiteng’ Haule: Would love to see him there, this place will be much better for him than Villa at least they will appreciate and trust him.

Eddie Boyle: Part of me wanna let him go, he’d probably hate us knowing our luck

Brettley Chester: From what they were saying in yesterday’s comments they couldn’t afford Samatta I imagine should be a loan and it wouldn’t make sense for me to sell it to a rival of the same division

Craig Baker: for me you can’t loan players to rival clubs which might help them overtake us. just look at the Bournemouth mings

Jordan Fletcher: He will be fine in the league next season

Steve Webster: There is no problem with him being loaned there – let other people train our player for a change

Richard Whitefield: They are surely looking for a player to score goals



Ryan Harrop: I’ll take him there myself! We need scorers, it would suit baggies! Him and Hal Robson Kanu from the start

Tony Danvers: Let them have it at the right price

Paul Brittain: I can have him – For the £ 8.5million we paid for him

@ MillingtonVilla: #Avfc fans saying Samatta “was not the PL standard” must have a reality check… WE barely complied with the PL standard and some might say it couldn’t be the PL standard if a decision had been made differently. He came in January on a poor team, had no serves and a disjointed time with lockdown

@BarronAVFC: Honestly, feel bad for Samatta. He’s full of energy and effort but it never really started for him at Villa, maybe if we gave him more chances in front of goal who knows. Everywhere he goes I hope he smashes it, and that class header against Man city #avfc will be remembered

@Boutthatpaper: Unless we have another round-trip center forward lined up, surely it’s a bad decision to let Samatta go while Wesley is still injured, it could really come back to haunt us.

@ ShaneOBrien005: I think Samatta was done hard by the Villa fans, came and worked so hard for us, I always thought he had a good grip on the ball and had more than half a season to settle I think he would score goals, make him be disappointed for him to leave but also understand it.

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