Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill can quit with the pleas and begging for more money. Owner Randy Lerner hears him loud and clear. The American businessman is going to do something about it by giving O’Neill what he’s been looking for this whole time!
Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill is set to receive a £30million cash injection from owner Randy Lerner to help transform the Midlands club into a side capable of qualifying for the Champions League.
Lerner is reported to have met with O’Neill at Villa Park earlier this week to outline his plans for the future, according to The Daily Mirror.
It means O’Neill will now have the cash to tempt winger Ashley Young to agree a new long term contract worth £56,000 a week making him the club’s highest paid player.
O’Neill also sanctioned new deals in the summer to £52,500-a-week John Carew and big-money signings James Milner, Steve Sidwell, Carlos Cuellar and Brad Friedel.
But wealthy American business man Lerner is willing to give O’Neill the cash to make more signings in the January transfer window and try and break into the Big Four – Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. (Daily Mail)
In the current crash-strapped economy, a £30m injection will go a long way to helping Villa grab some quality players, as well as making sure they secure the signature of Ashley Young. With Arsenal floundering and Manchester United trying to find their way, could Aston Villa be the most legitimate contender to replace one of the big four at the top?
What do Aston Villa supporters think? Is £30m enough to get the club going?