Following the natural end to the 2019/20 Premier League campaign and survival being secured, it’s been a busy few days for Aston Villa with Johan Lange, Rob Mackenzie and the hugely experienced Craig Shakespeare coming into the club and silly season is in full flow when it comes to potential player signings.
One of the stranger outgoing rumours (Sport Witness) concerns Brazilian Wesley and the suggestion that Serie A side Lazio are ready to make a move for him.
Plenty of fans are torn on what kind of future the 23-year-old will have. Many believe he’ll never make it at this level. However, there are others who argue that we still need to let him settle in properly and not write him off too quickly, given he did score five goals in 21 appearances – even whilst being poor on the pitch.
Whichever side of the fence you sit on that debate, the Lazio speculation seems lazy. Having signed him from Club Brugge last summer for a reported £22million, it would be madness to only accept a fee of 15-17million Euros as claimed, especially as he was capped at international level prior to his cruciate ligament injury. On the flip side, it’s also too high a fee for a player still recovering from a serious injury, given the risks that can carry.
We all saw how Douglas Luiz settled and showed significant improvement after the restart, Wes needs to be given next season at least to show what he can, or maybe, can’t, do for us, before we finally decide, so I just don’t see this one happening.
Would You Sell Wesley?
No, Give Him Next Season First
Yes @ 15-17m Euros
Yes If We Broke Even
No, Not Unless We Make A Profit
Not saying I’m terms of Wesley, it’s in terms of refusing the offer
— avfcjames19 (@James74636443) August 7, 2020
— James (@avfcje) August 7, 2020
— Matthew (@Grinnn_) August 7, 2020
No can’t do that I’m afraid
— Kai (@KaiAVFC) August 7, 2020
Would be Stupid to sell
— charlie🏴 (@GrealoSZN) August 7, 2020
Its Savo all over again
— Dustfuch (@Dustfuch1) August 7, 2020
I'm interested in buying a Ferrari for £6.50.
— Dan (@cratesofhippos) August 7, 2020
I’m interested in us signing Messi for a quid, doesn’t mean it’s realistic
— Chris Napier (@chris_n1996) August 7, 2020
what’s “jog on” in italian
— jamie richards (@j_d_richards) August 7, 2020
I’m interested in dating Scarlett Johansson but that ain’t happening either
— Ben Haddrell (@BenHaddrell) August 7, 2020
Can't see us entertaining that offer, also can't see Lazio chasing a player who is recently recovering from an ACL injury.
I think this is bullsh*t, in all honesty! 🤷♂️
— Andrew Ashburn (@AndrewAshburn) August 7, 2020
No chance. We paid more and he'll still come good. Keep the faith. Remember traore. What a mistake that was
— adam (@wonkeydonkey2) August 7, 2020