Aston Villa fans have been left divided on Twitter after it was reported the club are on the verge of signing Hull City midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady.
Sky Sports News HQ reported on their official Twitter account that the Villans had made a move to activate the 29-year-old’s release clause in order to sign him from their Championship rivals:
BREAKING NEWS: Aston Villa activate release clause for Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady, according to Sky sources. #SSN
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 17, 2017
It is believed that the Egyptian international has left his side’s pre-season training camp in order to hold talks with the Midlands club, ahead of a potential transfer.
However, Villa fans were not left best pleased with the news, and there appeared to be a divide on social media over whether or not he would prove to be a worthwhile signing.
Here, This is Futbol has rounded up a selection of the best tweets:
Elmohamady is cheap cover for right midfield and Bruce knows him well. It's a no brainer and I've no idea why it's causing such fuss. #avfc
— Villa Views (@ViewsVilla) July 17, 2017
£1M for Elmohamady is cheap, even if he turns out to be average but suitable cover for the RW/RM/RWB, it's worth the money… #AVFC
— Villa360 (@Villa_360) July 17, 2017
Looks like we're after Elmohamady. Not the greatest player, but he can cross the ball! Some much needed supply for our strikers! #AVFC
— Chris Driver (@ChrisDriver) July 17, 2017
To get 3 Premier League players in Terry, Elmohamady and Whelan for around £2m is good business and shows bargains can be had ???? #AVFC
— Gareth Marsh (@GMarsh79) July 17, 2017
— Dickie B (@dickiebaird) July 17, 2017
Whelan & Elmohamady…????….I don't know…I honestly don't know what to think,it's left me kind of numb ….#avfc who knows…
— John McNaught (@fus7913) July 17, 2017
Elmohamady isn't better than Adomah and if he plays RB/RWB he isn't better than Bree. Awful transfer #avfc
— Ryan (@RyanFarleyyy) July 17, 2017
If ever there was a signing that didn't need to happen, it's Elmohamady#AVFC
— Alex Othon (@lovespud83) July 17, 2017
The versatile right midfielder, who can also play at right-back, appeared 37 appearances for Hull during their ill fated 2016/17 campaign, failing to find the back of the net and providing just two assists for his team mates.
If the transfer goes through, it will prove to be the third time that the 77-cap Egypt international has joined up with manager Steve Bruce, with the 56-year-old having secured his signing at Sunderland before taking him to Hull.
Elmohamady’s arrival would be the third new signing of the summer for Villa, having already seen Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone arrive on loan, while John Terry joined on a free transfer and has already been named the club’s new captain.