Express and Star reports that Aston Villa are on the verge of signing American goalkeeper Brad Guzan from Chivas for £1million. The custodian was actually on a week’s trial at Scottish champions Celtic who also offered him a contract but the player is now reported to be talking to Aston Villa for whom Martin O’Neill is sure to do all he can to convince the goalkeeper to come to Villa Park..
O’Neill is actually garnering reinforcements for next season’s European adventure which is on the cards for the Villains. Earlier this month O’Neill had already remarked that he needs to strengthen his current Villa squad which he feels is too thin even for the UEFA Cup. And now it does seem that the Ulsterman is bent on taking Villa to Europe next season and keeping them in the UEFA Cup for a few rounds at least.