Two Defenders Linked To Villa
Not that much going on in the press at the moment rumours wise.
According to the Telegraph Villa enquired about West Bromwich Albion defender, who last season I believe was their captain (although quite amazingly, I could be wrong!) Curtis Davies. This link has been around since the January transfer window but according to the report today, Martin O'Neill won't match the rumoured £9million price tag.
Must admit, although I want to see new players incoming, I would agree that £9million is too much. Not because I'm an expert on Baggies players and their value, but my window cleaner (please bear with me!!!) is a Baggies man through and through and he nearly fell off his ladder when big money was mentioned for the defender! So there, conclusive proof if you ever needed it! Oh shut up, you don't get quality reporting like this anywhere else!
The Times would have you believe Villa and Everton are in the hunt for Portsmouth's left-back Matthew Taylor. The scorer of some spectacular goals last season is said to be valued at around £8.5 million. If he was a right-back I'd believe this report, not so sure on the pressing need for a left-back though, we have Wilfred Bouma, a Dutch international and Gareth Barry as cover. That said, our other left-back, Jlloyd Samuel, was allowed to leave this summer so... ?
Not sure why Everton would be linked, no disrespect but I thought they were broke?