Martin O’Neill has been looking for a keeper ever since he laughed off the price tag for Liverpool goalie Scott Carson, could this West Ham man be the answer?
Aston Villa have identified West Ham United’s Robert Green as a potential target as Martin O’Neill steps up his search for a new goalkeeper following Scott Carson’s return to Liverpool at the end of last season. The Villa manager, who has also been monitoring the availability of Tottenham Hotspur’s Paul Robinson, is understood to have added Green’s name to his short-list, with the former Norwich player likely to command a fee in the region of £6m.
Tottenham will seek close to that figure for Robinson, who has no future at White Hart Lane under Juande Ramos and would welcome the chance to resurrect his career at Villa Park after surrendering his position as England’s No1 last season. Green, however, has emerged as another possible option for O’Neill, with the 28-year-old’s contractual position at Upton Park presenting a window of opportunity that the Villa manager could be tempted to capitalise on. (The Guardian)
Robert Green is a no-nonsense keeper who is pretty solid and effective. The kind of keeper that doesn’t flail at crosses, manages to catch the ball as opposed to punch it away at any given opportunity, the kind of keeper who commands respect from his back four, whom he marshals very well. Will West Ham want to sell? Probably not, the problem for Alan Curbishley is that Villa have a potential European adventure to offer the England international which may sway the 28-year-old.
Do Villa fans rate Green as a good buy do West Ham fans think he will leave Upton Park?