Aston Villa forward Keinan Davis has reportedly been made one of Stoke’s top January transfer targets as the Potters look to solve a striker crisis at the Bet 365 Stadium.
Top scorer Tyrese Campbell is on the sidelines with a serious knee injury, while Steven Fletcher limped out of the defeat to Bournemouth leaving Michael O’Neill’s side short of options.
And now, according to the Daily Mail, the Potters have put Villa’ Davis at the top of their January wishlist in a bid to pep-up their attack.
But Stoke face a battle to lure Davis away from Villa Park with the forward having recently come off the bench in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Villa fans have been quick to have their say on the matter and we took to Twitter to see what they had to say.
Sunny Chalal: “The guy needs a run of games to build the confidence and get some goals. Wesley back at the end of the month, this could be a huge benefit to Davis long term.”
Stuart Plant: “If we intend to keep KD long term we need to ensure the club he goes to is a good fit. Watching Stoke v B’mouth, they were shocking going forward, hoofing it aimlessly & relying on set pieces. Keinan is a big lad but likes it into feet. Other better options in Championship.”
Dan Jukes: “Look what a decent loan did for Tammy. About the same age.”
Ben Davis: “Obviously we have something lined up. We aren’t silly enough too let Keinan go on loan and not replace him.”
Fake: “Won’t happen unless we sign a striker, which I doubt.”
Alex: “Means we’re in for a striker, good move for Davis though. He won’t cut it at this level without further development.”
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Chris AVFC: “Only way that would happen is if we bring in another striker, would be a good move for him on loan to get some game time. Only young and amazing hold up play if he can start finding the net and keep working on hes finishing could be a brilliant player.”
The AVFC faithful: “Would let him go on loan if we had more striker options, he was playing at Old Trafford few days back!”
Jen: “This would be good for him and us. We need to sign a back up striker though.”