Villa Park manager Gerard Houllier could raid his homeland in order to land Paris Saint-Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau.
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Aston Villa are looking to bring the French six footer Guillaume Hoarau to Villa Park as soon as possible. In a £10m move that looks to be a long term replacement for that of either Emile Heskey or John Carew, Hoarau, who stands at 6ft 4in is just the type of player that Gerard Houllier is looking for as he continues to build for the future.
For his height, Hoarau is extremely agile and can finish as well as anyone else at the top of their game. At 26 years old he at the right age to perhaps move on to the Premiership. Currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain he has smacked in a whopping 23 goals in just over 50 appearances and the Aston Villa boss will be hopeful he will do the same at Villa Park.
Having sold James Milner at the beginning of the season, Houllier does have cash to spend and with the foundations of a very good defence already in place, will simply buy more attacking options such as the Villa target Hoarau.
Aston Villa have started well but their “big men” up front, Carew and Heskey are getting older and it looks as though the Villa boss wants to bring in a goal scoring talent but on a long term basis. (Footylatest)
Gerard Houllier had a reputation for spending a lot of money on relatively unknown talents during his Liverpool days, and Aston Villa cannot afford this to happen during his time with the Midlands club. The French striker Hoarau would likely be brought in as a replacement for John Carew, who is rumoured to be leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season.
With two senior France caps to his name, and a reasonably impressive scoring record, is Guillaume Hoarau worth £10million? He has been a success in the French Ligue 1 for some time now, but the Premier League is seen as a big step up.
Can Aston Villa afford these kinds of risks? Or is this the sort of move they need to make in order to take the club forward?