Twins A Disaster
Villa manager David O'Leary has admitted that the signing of Eric Djemba Djemba has not paid off.
The Djemba twins are yet to return from international duty with Cameroon more than a week after he was meant to resume training with Villa.
Jumper Jumper accused O'Leary of not understanding French speaking players, an accusation that O'Leary denied saying of-course 'mange tout' I understand.
O'Leary said 'He was worth a gamble. I'd have liked a Jermaine Jenas but we didn't have the funds.'
I was told that Sir Alex Ferguson had his prayer matt out the day we bought him, with Mathieu Berson also hotly pursued and then ignored, you have to question the managers ability in the bargain basement end of the market, a market that Doug has led us to deal in. O'Leary can identify quality that we can't afford, but ........ Wrong choice by Doug judging by how he wants to run the club? Or should that be 'another' wrong choice?
Djemba x 2 was signed for £1.2million in the 2005 January transfer window after Manchester United decided to cut their losses - they'd bought him for £3.5million.
As Icbrum (Birmingham Mail) point out, O'Leary has done some good bargain signings, Thomas Sorensen, Gavin McCann and Kevin Phillips have all been good judging by what they cost.
What is sure is that the players Villa career is over, I'd hate to see him put the claret and blue shirt on again, from day one he looked rubbish, apparently even Steve Bruce - who went to see him play in the Utd reserves - left after 20 minutes having seen enough. The player is not premiership quality and bargain or not, he never was!