Aston Villa fans are relieved not to be yet another relegation struggle this time around.

However, sitting  in sixth place currently, they are in the play-off positions but nine points off top spot and seven points off automatic promotion.

Steve Bruce has indicated that he will be trying to strengthen the squad to give it that extra push – but this will be using limited funds.

The Villa boss has been strongly linked with a January move for Mohamed Diame,, the pair having combined at Hull two seasons ago when winning promotion – the midfielder scoring 10 goals.

Interested to see such positivity from most Aston Villa fans in comments below!

Aston Villa fans commenting via Villa Talk message board:

‘Heard we are linked with Diame. Would be a very good signing.’

‘Diame on loan yes bloody please!’

Diame yes.  Big, strong, can hold the ball up, bully defenders etc.  He’d do a good job share with Onomah as that powerful no.10 behind Davis or Kodjia.’

‘Diame  would be yet another old player, here for a payday, blocking our kids. No thanks.’

‘He’s bagged 1 assist this season, his pass completion rate is about the same and his defensive contribution is clearly lower.’

Aston Villa fans commenting via the Birmingham Mail:

“Better option than Whelan and would mean Hourihane and Lansbury can actually play as the attacking Midfielders they are.”

“Na, wouldn’t offer anything more or any better than what we have so what’s the point and to be honest, I’d rather not have another Steve Bruce reunion thanks.”

‘Yep I would indeed, way better than Lansbury – well that’s not hard.”

“It’s a player we need.”

“I’d try loan him for the rest of the season, no point buying.”

“I would snap him up in January, he’s a good player who scores goals.”

“Yeah, big powerful option! Good at set-pieces – depends how we going to line up.”

  • Paul Patterson

    A cracker of a player I wouldn’t want to lose unless £15m+ is offered. 😉

  • Kev-82

    Please Villa, don’t take away one of our biggest assets, he’s really as good as most of these comments make out 😉

  • TheNutJob

    Good news indee take the Hoss with you

  • Steve Pearce

    I’ll gladly do my back in carrying him all the way to Aston Villa!

    But it could take months as he isn’t called Slow Mo for nothing…..

    • Paul Patterson


    • Rich Lawson

      At least it’s not as far as Cardiff for you to walk !

    • Viru leckworth

      I thought you were doing the carrying not Diame!

  • anyobrien

    I’ll be gutted if we lose our best player 😂

  • Dillon Tovak

    He has an assist this season?

  • Wor Lass

    SloMo moving to Villa would be great news for the usual suspects on here because then they could really hate him.

  • 1957

    It’s amazing how other clubs supporters view our players, SloMo has been one of our least effective players over the last season and a bit. Whereas the likes of Dummett (I’m not an admirer), dug in towards the end of last season and put in some decent performances Mo continued to be selected and disappoint game after game.

    The big, strong…hold the ball up, bully defenders etc comment must be from someone who hasn’t seen him play since he left Hull. He needs to move on and good luck to him if he does, perhaps he is just a square peg in a round hole in the Benitez system of play, but I personally doubt it.