Another good bit of business from Martin O’Neill.
Aston Villa have agreed a £7million deal with Middlesbrough for striker Tuncay Sanli.
Villa made their move after increased interest from Tottenham and offers from German clubs Stuttgart and Cologne.
Boro manager Gareth Southgate expressed surprise that the Turkey international was still at the club last week but a deal has now been reached with £5m up front and £2m to follow in add ons.
Villa manager Martin O’Neill was at Boro’s game with Sheffield United on Friday and used the opportunity to run the rule over defensive pairing David Wheater and Robert Huth. (Daily Mail)
Martin O’Neill has been doing some smart work in the transfer window this summer. After losing Gareth Barry, as we all knew would happen, there was a hiatus during which time some Aston Villa fans were worried about the lack of activity. Now they have landed the very talented Turkish international Tuncay Sanli to go with fellow new signings Fabian Delph, Habib Beye and Stewart Downing.
If the club can manage to keep the vultures from Ashley Young then the club stands a pretty good chance of bettering last season’s sixth place finish and could well push onwards towards the top four.