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Villa After Mute Defender

Villa After Mute Defender

Probably one of the strangest headlines I'll put this year, but Villa are interested in Alberto Rodriguez.

The 22-year-old defender is valued at around £6 million, but his stock is growing in international football with a number of Premiserhip sides apparently showing interest.

If rumours are to be believed though Villa nd Newcastle are heading the pack.

Rodriguez is nicknamed 'El Mudo', which I'm reliably informed translates as 'the mute'. Whether this ironic and he's a hellraiser, or shy and wouldn't say boo to a ghost I don't know. Maybe Sporting Braga fans actually call him 'the mule' and people have misunderstood?

But it's Boxing Day and I'm a little too preoccupied to check.

Interest in the player grew after some sparkling performances for his club, and then he really made a name for himself whilst representing Peru at the Copa America earlier this year. Some may remember the name as he faced off against Bolton in the Uefa Cup stage.

Brags President Antonio Salvador has confirmed the interest but has insisted he will not settle for a cut price deal; if he allows The Mute to leave.

Speaking to Portuguese media, he said:

'It is true that interest in the kid from English clubs exists, but the subject has not been closed.

'It is possible that I will go to England personally to speak about him.

'Alberto has a value in the market and Sporting Braga is not disposed to reducing it by a euro in any deal.'

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday December 26 2007
Time: 12:53PM

Comments

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Club owner trying to raise a players profile to make some money?
The Fear
26/12/2007 17:35:00
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Well he's hardly likely to talk for himself is he Fear. lol
Villain Of The North
26/12/2007 18:14:00
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some would suggest it's a good thing, since when do most defenders communicate with each other? Oh! Sorry it's just our back line today that did that wasn't it!
merlin
26/12/2007 19:36:00
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I noticed the player has refused to comment. :-p
col8
26/12/2007 23:16:00
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I know nothing about the player, so I certainly cant comment as to his ability or potential, suffice to say that if we are in for the guy, then thats fine by me. We need to strengthen, we all know that. We're progressing nicely, but still have a ways to go.
glensider
27/12/2007 03:18:00
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not another centre back please
villabikes29
27/12/2007 14:06:00
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Agreed villabikes29. We're certainly well off for central defenders. If he's a quality specialist full back then fine, we do have a need.
glensider
28/12/2007 10:21:00
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