Martin O’Neill looks at a potential summer signing.
While City are seeking lucrative stars, Aston Villa are aiming at a slightly different clientele: yes, perhaps Wes Brown would not sell as many shirts as Henry, but the defender is being offered a fresh start after a season of injury hell in the Midlands.
Brown is hardly going to put bums on seats at Villa Park, but he would be another solid piece in Martin O’Neill’s jigsaw: an all-English jigsaw, minus Zat Knight perhaps, and priced at just £3.5 million he would be another fine bit of business for the club’s Guinness-swilling American owner, Randy Lerner. (yahoo.eurosport)
After the crushing defeat yesterday at Anfield this is news that presumably won’t cheer up Villa fans however maybe Wes could be just what the club needs. The adaptable defender can of course play at right back and that is something clearly Nigel Reo Coker has problems managing. Brown is not nearly as bad as some make him out to be but clearly the United man is going to find it hard to get a good run in the Old Trafford starting eleven and may well be up for a move to the midlands. Would Aston Villa fans welcome the England international?