Aston Villa boss will not Bankrupt the club.
As we sit a little less than 24 hours from the start of the Premier League season, the fighting amongst the teams in the vaunted “Next Four” has reached the fever pitch. In a recent interview with BBC, Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill stated that he refuses to allow his club to be forced into a bidding war with the high spending ways of Mark Hughes Manchester City. “I do not want to be presiding over a bankrupt Aston Villa Football Club,” O’Neill told the Beeb .” O’Neill went on to strike back that despite his willingness not to spend the big bucks in the manner that City has by saying, ” We have an expectation here to try and succeed as a major football club, a club that has actually won in its glorious past the European Cup”
Vila finished 12 points up on Man City last season but has been put on its heels by the free spending of the City owners. In comparison, clubs like Villa and Everton have seen a number of their top performers, Ashley Young and Jolen Lescott among them being unsettled by a club that finished beneath them in the table last season.O’Neil’s criticism of the Citizens has been echoed by numerous managers of the “Second Four” due to the lofty expectations for these clubs as it has become apparent that the time to strike for the top four is now with the apparent stagnation of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side.
However, the comments are particularly interesting in light of a report by the Daily Express that states the Villans have placed a bid for Manchester City defender Richard Dunne to the tune of 5 million sterling. Should O’Neill be able to make this capture, tit would serve to incredibly bolster the Vila defense while perhaps crippling a City side that has spent a considerable amount of cash on their attacking half while neglecting the defense. Either way, the conflict amongst those teams fighting for the last Champion League side will be hot this season
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