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Wigan's Paul Scharner Linked To Aston Villa

Reports in The Sun today have linked Wigan's Paul Scharner, 28, with a move to Villa Park, only days after former team-mate Emile Heskey completed his move.

The story claims that Sunderland and Newcastle are also monitoring the situation and that Scharner actually has a 6million release clause in his contract which would allow him to talk to any club that meet that value.

The player is even quoted as saying - 'Villa are ambitious, joining them would be an upward step.' Adding, 'I originally decided to stay with Wigan in the New Year. But if an offer comes in, I will consider it."

With Martin Laursen's injury keeping him out for a while, Martin O'Neill has hinted at bringing in a Centre Back during this window, and Scharner could fit the bill, as the Austrian can also play in Midfield too if required.





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Writer: Dan Jones  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 27 2009

Time: 10:54AM

Your Comments

odd link. dun think hes MON type of player
Gruck
We need to strengthen our back up players ur 1st team is doing fine,He would be a good addition to the squad,I think he can play in a few postions aswell.
lerneravfc
this is a solid player. versatile. good at the euro comp last.
leftfoot
I think he is a really typical O'Neill signing - A centreback who can also play Right Back - an O'Neill signing if ever there was one....if only he was young and english!!
deano.avfc
Very versatile player and one i would have took from wigan before heskey. We need squad players so why not?
Tez86
great squad player who can play anywhere in defence or midfield, and scores a few goals with his head. Perfect signing. GET HIM NOW.
industrial_musical
I like this guy - good solid player
PiperUK
He is the type i would have liked a few years back not sure he is what we need right now. But could provide good cover.
young_jonah
Must admit this player has escaped me, know nothing about him at all. Must be getting old, the memory isn't what it once was. Makes sense with Laursen out a while I suppose.
The Fear
get him in. very solid. only paul scharner can cut paul scharner.
Stig
We have been lacking someone to fill Melly's place as "Beard of the Year" since last summer - looks like he might fit the bill.
pongo wearing
Valencia, I said Valencia.....:-(
koolbill
LOL, his beard is nothing compared to the full facial Viking look that Mellberg had before he went to Valhalla or whatever they were called.
Villan444
One of the most underrated players in the Premiership,Id like him at the club.
Pking
Cant see bruce letting another useful player leave. Good back up for us i suppose. Valencia all the way!
medzy
Great player, would welcome him. Versatile, strong, scores goals. Sign him up.
olofthegreat
Solid player-get him.
gwyllum18
 

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