Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday July 14 2009
Well reports in the press seem to be insisting that Villa defender Zat Knight could be offloaded by the end of the week with Bolton and Wolves being 'strongly linked' (whatever that means!) however the quotes on the official site seem to suggest otherwise as the 6'6' former Fulham man says he thinks he is the man to replace retired Villa captain Martin Laursen.
He said on AVTV that the team will miss Laursen and wishes him luck for his future before adding that Laursen's loss does give others an opportunity to step up to the plate.
'and hopefully that can be me. I want to give myself a good pre-season and then be in the side when the new campaign starts. It's been good to have a break but it's nice to get back to reality too. It's back to business now. The off season is about relaxing and recuperating but now it's back to work.'
He also says how tough pre-season training is but adds they are all happy to be back at it and seeing each other. 'We haven't really kept in a great deal of contact over the past six weeks so it's nice to hear the stories about where they've been and what they've been up to.'
Forum thread on Zat Knight: Click Here
Images on the official site of the players back in training: Click Here
The full international and England U21 players are yet to return but will no doubt be doing so shortly.
Can you see why we'd be looking to sell Zat? As I've said in the transfer gossip article for today :
The Express&Star say that Zat Knight might be 'offloaded' by the end of this week, with Bolton looking the most likely destination BUT ONLY if we are able to bring in players first. The report claims he is rated at just £2.5million, done from £3million in last weeks press talk... what has he done for his value to fall so much recently!??! lol Why would we be looking to sell the £3.5million signing from Fulham?
The Express&Star also claim that we have our sights set on Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong, Portsmouth's Sylvain Distin and / or West Ham's Matthew Upson all of whom have been linked several times in the press.
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Date:Tuesday July 14 2009
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