Martin O’Neill closes in on Rovers man.
Villa can confirm they are in discussions with Blackburn Rovers over the transfer of Stephen Warnock. (Official Aston Villa Website)
This would represent a very decent signing by Martin O’Neil but one wonders if this spells the end of Nicky Shorey’s bumpy ride at Villa Park.
Warnock has done fantastically to recover from being offloaded by Liverpool in 2007 to fight his way at Ewood Park and is now considered one of the best left backs in the Premier League and the 27 year old may feel that a move to Aston Villa could assist his chances of being recalled to the England set up by Fabio Capello.
Martin O’Neill has already invested wisely during this transfer window bringing in Habib Beye, Fabian Delph and Stewart Downing.