Blackburn might be sitting mid-table in the league behind Aston Villa, but that hasn’t stopped manager Paul Ince from making an unnecessary dig at one of his league counterparts. Instead of taking the high road in the recent transfer fight for striker Roque Santa Cruz, Ince has gone out of his way to make sure Villa don’t get his prized striker. He’s claiming that Martin O’Neill doesn’t have the funds to get Santa Cruz!
Blackburn manager Paul Ince has said Aston Villa cannot afford striker Roque Santa Cruz and that the 27-year-old striker will not be going anywhere in January. (Daily Star)
Ince is one to talk considering his Blackburn club didn’t have the funds to retain David Bentley over the summer. Whilst Villa haven’t been clear about their January intentions, they did make it known that ownership was set to give them £30m for future signings. So Ince better be careful how he phrases his comments!