Glenn Whelan scored an excellent goal against Walsall in the pre-season friendly yesterday.
The veteran ghosted past a Saddlers defender before slotting home from a wide angle in the 4-1 win over the League One outfit
Fans on Twitter were hailing the 34-year-old’s effort, hinting ironically that the Irishman’s eye-catching goal may get him a lucrative move:
Glenn Whelan’s value has just gone up to £75m – there we go cash flow issue sorted – panic over…..???????? #avfc
— HomeOfTheVilla (@TheVillaHome) July 17, 2018
Great stuff, have to say Whelan did well last night, although I know someone will say he was playing at his level. I think he could be a key player for us next season (with some younger legs around him)
— Robberhotz_ultimateVillan (@robberhotz) July 18, 2018
Wonder what we were all worried about!
— Alf Tupper (@AlfTupper1982) July 17, 2018
— My Old Man Said (@oldmansaid) July 17, 2018
sorry I almost thought you said Glenn Whelan went past his man ????????
— Tom???? (@wict01) July 17, 2018
— Sexton ROTY (@VillaPlug) July 17, 2018
has anyone ever seen Whelan and Iniesta in the same room
— Pat (@pat_rowee) July 17, 2018
Hahahaha we’re winning the league
— Chlo (@Chloavfc_) July 17, 2018
All in all, the comfortable win over Walsall was a morale booster. Whelan’s compatriot Conor Hourihane was particularly impressive with his hat-trick, while it was great to see Jack Grealish in the claret and blue shirt once again.
How long he will be a Villa player for, it remains to be seen. With reports that the club are in talks to sell him to Tottenham, it may be the last time we see our no.10 playing for us.
Hopefully, that is not the case, but as things stand, his departure does look increasingly likely. Still, it looks likes the rest of the team are raring to go for the new season and don’t look phased whatsoever with off the field matters.
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