Villa Park move on the cards for Carrow Road forward?
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NEW Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert should bring want-away Norwich striker Grant Holt with him – but not at the expense of England star Darren Bent.
That’s the verdict of Villa legend Allan Evans, who won the League Championship and European Cup during happier times at the crisis-hit Midlands club.
Holt is available for about £3million and would likely double his £15,000 a week wages at Villa, while also improving his international prospects.
SOURCE: Daily Star
Grant Holt took to Twitter this week to confirm his intention to leave Norwich City due to ‘disagreements’, could these ‘disagreements’ revolve around a possible wage demand from the Canaries forward or indeed the Carrow Road club’s unwillingness to give in to the striker’s demands to leave the East Anglia club?
Now that Paul Lambert has left Norwich City for Villa Park there must be a fear that Holt will follow and those fears could well be realistic if the former Nottingham Forest man keeps up his push for an exit.
It’s hard to blame the 31 year old for wanting to make a ‘big’ move having given three solid seasons to Norwich City but the manner in which he has gone about the task will not have won him any admirers among his former idolizing fans.
Holt had a great first season in the top tier, following up 53 goals from back to back promotion with 15 goals in 24 starts in the Premier League.
Aston Villa could well do with such an in-form forward as they managed just 37 goals last term, only Stoke City managed less, and Holt could well be a cost-effective solution in this regard.