The January transfer window has now closed as all fans will know but that doesn’t stop some from attempting to spark summer transfer window stories and Nottingham Forest feature in a predictable media favourite this week – Aston Villa want Joe Lolley come the end of the season.
The original report comes from the Sun in an ‘exclusive’ and it hinges, as you’d expect, on Lolley being a stated Villa fan as a child and attempts to whip up a frenzy that he will be off should Forest miss out on promotion this year.
The claim is they will line up a speculated £12million offer in an effort to replace Jack Grealish should he move on, but given he’s been out injured for a few weeks, surely if they believed Lolley was the man to replace him, something concrete would’ve happened in the last window.
I don’t buy it personally, but we all know this won’t be the last Lolley rumour given the form he’s largely been in for us this year.
what ever grealish is worth lolley is worth so 20m according to villa fans????
— Ryan Bardill (@Ryan_nffc10) February 3, 2019
If Lolley wants to leave, fine! But he can do better than Villa… Better player and lot more clever than bigheaded JG!
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) February 3, 2019
And I would not be surprised if he left, don't blame him, Karanka was taking nffc in the right direction, now we are going backwards.
— Chris (@chrisredone) February 3, 2019
20mill they can have him
— mr bear (@CraigWoolley15) February 3, 2019
I would really hope that @NFFC will be fighting harder to keep the likes of Lolley than they seem to be Ben Osborn. Less of this what someone brings to the dressing room. More what impact they make on the pitch.
— Paul Elliott (@Puds1970) February 3, 2019
£20+ will just about do it
— alex (@oakes__) February 3, 2019
Surprised so many were open to the idea myself as that’s only a small selection of responses.