It seems that Martin O’Neill has two keepers to choose from and both will cost around the same and it’s down to the Villa boss which one he opts to sign up.
£9m rated PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is a target for Aston Villa. (The People)
Martin O’Neill sent chief scout Ian Storey-Moore to watch the PSV Eindhoven keeper at their recent UEFA Cup tie against Fiorentina.
Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill says no decision will be made over on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson until the summer.
“I will wait until the end of the season. Liverpool are heavily involved now in competitions so we will wait and then all parties will sit down.
“Liverpool have not come on the phone asking ‘what are you doing?’ and I have not gone on to them and said ‘what are you thinking?’ We are prepared to leave it.
“With all the hullabaloo surrounding Liverpool at the moment, I would have been surprised if they were sitting down to have a discussion (about Carson). At the end of the season we will decide – all of us.”
O’Neill added: “I haven’t really said anything to Scott either way. I speak to his agent pretty regularly about things. He always asks how Scott is doing.
“Scott will be given that viewpoint – but I am sure he would like to hear it from a manager!” (various)
Benitez reportedly wanted 9m for Carson, a fee that originally scared off O’Neill. Now he has two keepers in the same price range, who do Villa fans think they should opt for?