Writer: J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 29 2007
could we be greedy and ask for more please?
I'm almost too excited to speak. I'm also a sarcastic bugger.
The club have announced that Aston born Zat Knight has completed a £3.5million move from Fulham to Villa.
The 27-year-old giant centre back has signed a four-year deal.
'I have been supporting Villa ever since I first got to know and understand about football really, so it was from a young age. I'm from Aston for starters, so it always made complete sense to support them. Villa were my local team, simple as that. I remember my first game at Villa Park as well, but I was actually quite old by the time I went to see my first game there. I think I must have been about 14. I was certainly at senior school anyway. It was an evening European game against Inter Milan. I remember Dennis Bergkamp was playing for Inter - but we beat them though!'
Adding on the official site; 'The problem was that I was always playing football on the weekend or going training in the evenings so I never got to go to games much. I really haven't seen that many because I've always been playing, and once I turned pro that made it even harder to go to games. I had trials at schoolboy level for Villa but it never got any further than that. As a youngster that was obviously really disappointing, but as it turned out I got opportunities elsewhere and it all turned out good in the end.'
Zat was singed for Fulham in 1999 by Kevin Keegan. He has two international caps, both from 2005.
What a dream, a fan and now a player for the club. Good luck Zat.
Now Martin, I know you've spent wildly throughout this summer, but could we be greedy and ask for more please?
Date:Wednesday August 29 2007
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