Aston Villa fans are questioning whether it was a mistake to sell Cameron Archer, especially after he scored his first goal for Sheffield United. The 21-year-old made the switch from Villa to the Blades in an £18 million deal during the final days of the transfer window. Archer had previously made 14 senior appearances for Villa, having come through their academy.
Fans believe that Villa may have lost out on a talented player, as Archer wasted no time in getting off the mark for his new team. He scored a fantastic first-time finish to bring Sheffield United level against Everton, in a match that was broadcast live on talkSPORT.
Villa fans took to social media to react to Archer’s goal, with one fan saying, “Cameron Archer doing Cameron Archer things.” Another fan expressed their opinion, saying, “Should’ve never let him go, natural finisher.” A third fan added, “I know it’s early days, but I think we’ve made a mistake letting him go.” And a fourth fan said, “Loving Emery but have a feeling letting him go might have been a mistake. I suppose it’s only Everton, but time will tell.”
Reports suggest that Villa included a buy-back clause for Archer, which means there is a possibility of him returning to the club in the future. However, his goal was crucial for Sheffield United as Everton had taken the lead through Abdoulaye Doucoure in the 14th minute. Archer also played a part in their second goal, as his shot off the post deflected off Jordan Pickford and into the net.
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Aston Villa fans were left feeling sour after their beloved youngster, Cameron Archer, made his Premier League debut with Sheffield United this weekend. The 21-year-old, who was released by the club in 2019, marked the occasion with a heroic performance – capping it off with the winning goal to make it an unforgettable debut.
The previous season, the highly rated midfielder had been loaned out to National League South side Welling United where he featured heavily, notching 7 goals and 3 assists in 25 appearances. But it was not enough to earn the young star a spot in the Aston Villa roster.
The decision to part ways with Archer has brought about a substantial amount of disappointment amongst Villa fans, who in hindsight, can’t believe that the club let him go so easily. Defender Ahmed Elmohamady, who has been a believer in the youngster since day one, lamented the sale, pointing to Archer’s exceptional work rate, ability to take on opponents, and knack for scoring from distance – standout qualities that makes him such an attractive prospect.
In Sheffield United’s impressive 1-0 win over Newcastle United, Archer came on as a second-half substitute, and with minutes to go he showed a cool head to coolly slot home the winning goal – silencing any doubts of the former Villa man’s abilities.
Major admiration has been pouring in for the St. Helens born star from Shefield United fans, who will look for him to keep up his good form as they look to remain in the top flight for another season. Villa fans however, now have to watch their former star blossom with another team – an opportunity that was granted to him at Villa but was unfortunately wasted on the sidelines.