Tough Choice For Maloney
Looks like Shaun Maloney had a really tough choice to make before leaving Celtic.
The 24-year-old Scottish international had the choice between Aston Villa and.................... Fulham.
Hmmm, lets think about it, Aston Villa or Fulham?
Obviously Maloney would have had to think that conundrum over for at least 1 minute before completing a £1million move to Villa Park.
He said: 'Once January came around I could talk to clubs and I did speak to people at Fulham. But after speaking to Martin O'Neill I had a decision to make. Obviously there are links with Martin and me and I think I did the right thing. I'm really happy to be here now. I know Martin joined Villa in August, but back then I was content at Celtic and hoping that my new contract would get sorted. The closer I came to January though, the prospect of leaving came into my head. Villa was the offer that really swayed me.'
'It was my own decision to sign for Villa. Once I'd decided I wanted to come to Villa, I wasn't going to wait until the summer. But if things had not been sorted between me and Villa before the window closed, it would have been very difficult for me to go back.'