Okay Villans, Settle Down!
Okay, settle down now!
Whilst I absolutely applaud the arrival of Randy Lerner I think we should be cautious. Those who expect Chelsea-style spending are going to be very disappointed.
Lerner is not in the same financial league as Abramovich, in fact the Russian could lose Lerner's entire fortune down the back of the sofa and not even notice. And unlike Abramovich Lerner is not a football, or rather soccer, fan, he is a businessman first and last.
But this is not a bad thing, I wouldn't want to see Villa incur the hellish debt currently hanging over Chelsea which I believe one day will extinguish that club. Magic O'Neill might - just might - be given a 'golden hello' transfer kitty of XX million, I think Lerner understands we need immediate investment, but once things settle down I expect to see spending more along the lines of Spurs or Liverpool, a series of £3-6 million deals with the occasional biggie thrown in.
After years of parsimonious leadership, I will gladly settle for that.
Hey, Mr Barry, Mr Baros, still want to leave?
Article by Saurat