Petrov Tells Maloney To Stay
The Herald today have quotes from Stiliyan Petrov telling Shaun Maloney to stick it out at Villa and to make an impact. Be nice if Stiliyan took his own advice on the impact part but that is a) another story b) a bit bitchy!
Reports refuse to go away that Maloney, who joined Villa from Celtic in January for a bargain £1million, is homesick and wants a return North of the border.
A Scottish contact of mine is convinced that Maloney is off bar the formalities. Hmmm.
Petrov said: 'I just told him to imagine how many players would like to be in his position. He's not been the way that I know Shaun from Celtic. But he just needs to cope with that, get his head up and start putting in performances.'
Hopefully Maloney will settle, at the price we got him for, which was low as Maloney could have left Celtic this summer on a free, he looks an absolute bargain and can play upfront or in midfield.