There’s been a lot of news going around about Aston Villa’s target, Wes Hoolahan. From the beginning of the transfer window Lambert has stated that he intends of signing a ‘number 10’, also known as an attacking player and that he is looking for some experience. The first player that was linked with a move to Aston Villa was, surely enough Wes Hoolahan, Lambert’s former player at Norwich. Hoolahan played a lot under Lambert and played his best football under the Scot’s man. So far this season he has struggled to nail a permanent spot in the starting 11. Hoolahan would cost Aston Villa a fee of £1.5 million. Today, news surfaces up that Norwich absolutely refuse to do business with Aston Villa and Paul Lambert. This conflict dates back to Lambert’s departure from the Canaries and most recently, Jed Steer moving to Aston Villa on a free transfer. The move seemed dead in the morning, but it now appears that Hoolahan is pushing for a move to Villa Park. He is currently speaking to Chris Houghton in an effort to move.
Yesterday an ‘ITK’ rumour surfaced that Tottenham player Lewis Holby has been enquired by Aston Villa. Holtby has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham since the arrival of Sherwood. He doesn’t fit his 4-4-2 formation and Sherwood is also attempting to call back Harry Kane meaning Holby would be surplus to requirement. This could be either a loan or a permanent deal.
I’ve just quickly summarised all the news that has been surrounding Aston Villa over the past few hours. Take all of this with a grain of salt, but it’s all really interesting and at this pace, we’ll certainly have a new player before the end of the January transfer window! But in all honesty, I’m happy that Lambert is searching for experienced players, they’ll surely turn Aston Villa’s and more importantly, Paul Lamberts fortunes around.