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Villa Fan Lescott In? Bent, Given, Bannan Out?

Villa Fan Lescott In? Bent, Given, Bannan Out?

At last, a decent link to a player with Premiership experience!

The Mirror is linking us with 30-year-old Man City defender Joleon Lescott.

Nice, first off he has experience in bundles and secondly, he`s a Villa fan!

The report says the defender is available but his wages might be an issue. I guess it depends on him, does he want regular football playing for his boyhood club, or to sit on the bench and collect the wages? That is his decision obviously!

Everton and Sunderland are also said to be interested.

The report suggests he is rated at around £10million. Cheaper than the cost of relegation for sure.

But hasn't Mancini said that no one will leave or arrive in January?

The Mirror also say we are looking for a 'ball winning midfielder` and possibly a new left back with doubts over newbie Joe Bennett and academy product Eric Lichaj.

And in the out column?

The Mirror repeat the rumours that both Shay Given and Darren Bent would be available if any decent offers come in.

Another rumour is that Alex McLeish wants to take Barry Bannan to Nottingham Forest. The report doesn`t say whether this would be a loan or a sale.

insidefutbol say that Villa and Spurs are after 'contract rebel` Moussa Sissoko according to a French radio station.

His contract at Toulouse ends next summer and the 23-year-old is looking to move on. Juventus are also said to be interested in the midfielder. Very loose link that.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday January 4 2013
Time: 8:31AM


Bringing in a 31 yr-old for big money and big wages and getting rid of Bannan, a young creative player? Yup, that sounds like the Villa.
04/01/2013 08:43:00
Nice idea about Lescott but I wouldn't overplay the 'Villa' fan aspect of this deal. He has had unmerciful stick because of the scar on his head and I do believe he feels this has been worse when he has played the Villa unfortunately. Not saying that we should all eat quiche and bring acoustic guitars to the Villa but surely if we know that a player has been a Villa fan we should show some respect, even if they score against us, as they undoubtedly will at the minute.
Mervin King's Pocket
04/01/2013 08:54:00
A young, creative player who is massively over-rated and is Championship quality at best. I don't understand the love-in for Bannan from some Villa fans. I really don't see what he offers to the team. He has had a couple of good games this season but generally has been poor.
04/01/2013 09:15:00
Bannan is terrible end of
04/01/2013 09:21:00
Lescott on loan with an option would be a good deal all round. He would get the games and it would keep him fit for City.
04/01/2013 09:22:00
Lescott, Parker and Robbie Keane all on loan. It will sort the centre of our team out and give us the experience we need. 3-4mill well spent I reckon
04/01/2013 09:22:00
Agreed. I've never been a fan of Bannans' but it has to be said, he has put in a couple of acceptable performances this season - basially because we are so poor in midfield, anything half decent tends to stand out.
Pride of Lions
04/01/2013 09:25:00
Lescott on loan would be great business but for 10mil, no thanks. It would be a good move for Bannan, he's not good enough for Villa.
04/01/2013 09:27:00
Yeah, Lescott on loan or something less than 10m, thats too much for a 30 yr old.
Pride of Lions
04/01/2013 09:56:00
Agree with son of cher those three loans would sort us out. Also agree Bannan not good enough mind you I feel Ireland,Nzobia,Delph and Albrighton arent good enough either and when you add Dunne.Warnock & Hutton to that list you can see where the problem is.
04/01/2013 10:05:00
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