No Go For 'Gooch'
IC Brum are reporting that a projected move for Liege based defender Oguchi Onyewu will be halted by the fact that the man who discovered him, chief scout Ian Broomfield has moved to Portsmouth.
One of the better players (well there weren't many) in the USA squad at WC2006, DC-born Onyewu is rumoured to be available for around the £3million mark. This could fit quite nicely with the £3million set aside for James Milner, who now appears to be staying at Newcastle.
Oguchi's Agent had this to say:
'It's fair to say that in my talks with Ian Broomfield it was more than just a lodge of interest. But I haven't spoken to anyone at Aston Villa since Broomfield left.'
Is it just a scoutâ€™s interest I wonder? Do we actually need another centre back with the potential return of Laursen, the emergence of rookie Cahill, and the hope that Liam Ridgewell remembers how to defend?
'I am not sure if David is on holiday at the moment, and would they still be interested? I'm not sure if David has seen him play, and I don't know what he thinks of him. But he is certainly good enough'