Date: 3rd July 2018 at 5:49pm
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A section of Aston Villa fans on Twitter have been left raging after seeing goalkeeper Sam Johnstone join bitter rivals West Brom on a permanent basis.

The Baggies confirmed via their official Twitter account and official website on Tuesday that Johnstone, 25, has signed a four-year deal at The Hawthorns after spending the last year-and-a-half on loan down the road at Villa Park.

Johnstone has arguably been on of Villa’s best players in the last couple of seasons, appearing 70 times for Steve Bruce’s club in all competitions and keeping 30 clean sheets in the process.

Some Aston Villa fans have been left raging after the now former Manchester United goalkeeper opted to join rivals West Brom, with one claiming that it is “laughable” that the club has found itself in this situation.

This is Futbol has rounded up some of their best tweets:


Aston Villa fans should have seen this coming really. Their club cannot even seem to afford free transfers at the moment until players are sold, and even then that money may have to stay put for in order for them to comply with Financial Fair Play. Tony Xia’s erratic spending in 2016 has led to this state of affairs, Randy Lerner’s leadership was obviously the start but the Chinese businessman has definitely made things worse. Losing Johnstone to West Brom is a bitter blow for Villa fans, but it’s definitely not the worst thing that is going to happen to them this summer.