It appears that Aston Villa are done with trying to sign Scott Carson from Liverpool without paying silly money, and are instead prepared to take a punt on Paul Robinson, the Tottenham keeper who has somehow gone from hero to zero in a ridiculously short space of time. Will this throw a spanner in the works as far as Rafael Benitez’s spending plans are concerned?
Tottenham are demanding £5million for Robinson who is keen to leave White Hart Lane after falling out with manager Junade Ramos after losing his place to Radek Cerny midway through last season.
There’s surely little doubt that Robbo needs a fresh start and it appears the Villans are on hand to provide it. They will get him for £10 million less than Carson is reported to cost and perhaps have someone just as good between the sticks next term. Will Liverpool find another suitor for Carson, or will they have the most expensive reserve goalkeeper in the Premier League next term instead?