Writer: Mike Field
Date:Saturday May 29 2010
The club have today released brief statement on the Official Site concerning the rumours surrounding Nikola Zigic.
The comment reads:
'Comments reportedly made by Nikola Zigic's agent, Milan Calasan, are untrue.
'Aston Villa did not make any '11th hour' attempt to contact the Serbian striker's representatives.
'No contact was made by the club on the day that Zigic arrived in Birmingham - or at any time before or after.'
When we were last linked with the player when he was at Valencia back in 2008, as rumoured abounded and took on a life of their own, O'Neill commented that there wasn't a grain of truth in the stories circulating in the press and that he didn't even know who Zigic's agent was.
It appears the only change two years on is everybody now knows who Zigic's agent is, so fair play on him becoming a household name in Villa and Blues' homes the last week. I'm sure he'll sleep better at night thinking he's a temporary Z lister of irrelevant people acting like celebrities that we all wish we never remembered.
Although credit where it's due, what a way to dupe the Blues fans into taking Zigic into their hearts based on the PR tactic of 'liar, liar pants on fire'.
It's crass behaviour from our point of view, I'd say such BS in an effort to ingratiate yourself at a new club is a thorough downright insult to Zigic's new fans.
Not that many of them will realise that though. Go along with anything to think they've got one over on us eh.
Date:Saturday May 29 2010
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