Oh for the love of God, you can't shut this man up!!!!!!! (JOKE, JOKE...!!!!)
Sir Randy of Lerner has been talking to the press at seasons end by the looks of it, he has already said that he hopes to keep hold of Gareth Barry and has warned other clubs to forget bidding for Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young: Randy Speaks
He has now also talked about summer spending plans.
He says he knows like all clubs that money will need to be made available for the summer and says he is also conscious 'of managing the players leaving and trying to generate funds from that. It is a balancing act but, yes, there will be funds. Will the credit crunch impact on funds available this summer? I don't really view the credit crunch as a big issue in terms of the funding for the summer. But, if anything, what has gone on in the economy makes you very conscious of building a sustainable business because, in the end, that is what you are responsible for doing.'
He does also warn, 'To the extent that you are deficit spending, maybe you should think very hard about how you are ultimately going to pay it off and the consequences of not being able to pay it off.'
He also refuses to say if £50million will be available again because he says that will just drive up the price of any players Villa go for in the summer but knows we need a good few players incoming:
'Do we need quite a few more players? I think we have discussed it. I think we have got players who are very good, and been recognised as very good, and a certain amount of continuity is starting to set in which is a part of the formula for success, I don't think 'quite a few' is necessary the right formula because 'quite a few' could imply you are constantly over-hauling and, when you do that, you pay the price of having guys who aren't used to playing with each other.'
Adding that the size of the squad is down to the manager and if he said he needed to increase it he would take MON's word for it.
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