Villa Links To Barton and Stearman
The gossip sheets are at it, this time the Daily Mail, or is that the Tory Mail I forget, say that Aston Villa, Middlesvilla and Newcastle United are all lining up a bid for Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton.
Barton has a 'colourful' life on and off the pitch but has impressed this season having scored five goals and brought himself closer to the England set up, despite slating fellow players for being pampered and spoilt in a paper article this weekend!
Not sure what substance there is in the links as Barton signed a new contract at Citeh, so this is probably just press talk especially as boss Stuart Pearce has always stated the midfielder is not for sale.
Another link is to Leicester City's young defender Richard Stearman who reports reckon will cost around £750,000 to prize him away from the Packet of Crisps Stadium.
With Barton's off field antics, would you want him at Villa?