Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 22 2009
Well, it seems to be the worst kept secret at the moment, but it does look like there could be substance in the rumours that Wigan and former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey could be on his way to Villa Park shortly.
The conversation I just had with a very good... wait for it... source... (!!!) ... is sure of the facts. This is a member of the press who I've had dealings with for years and to be fair, when he has said things this firmly, he has never been wrong. Always a first time though, never official until in the shirt on the pitch.
Anyway, you have to back what the manager wants, there aren't that many around at the moment and obviously we don't know who else has been sounded out, as Heskey, despite a blue period (see what I did there?!) is an England regular and does give a big presence up front, despite not scoring a great deal himself. If he can feed off the crosses and help set up Gabby, it could be an interesting run in to the end of season for us.
So we are asking in our latest poll, what sort of signing do you think Emile will make? Just got to get used to not calling him a-mule now (a reference purely because he was in the Leicester City side who used to always beat us + obviously his stint at our rivals across the city!)
Interesting one, not the wow signing that we all hope and pray for but look at the table and you can't help but feel Martin O'Neill might just know what he is doing.
As said, until it is on the official site and he is in the shirt, on the pitch, then it is nothing more than a strong link. But with all the Villa sites now having posts about people being sure he is about to sign, it seems a bit too big of a coincidence.
First of a few signings hopefully!?!
I'll email the Vital Wigan editor and ask some questions for their perspective on this.
Date:Thursday January 22 2009
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