Hi all UTV
I’ve read an article in the Mirror sport that Paul Lambert made a trip last week to watch PSVs Jurgen Locadia here’s a snippet from it
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is chasing PSV Eindhoven striker Jurgen Locadia – as he searches for Christian Benteke’s replacement, writes Alan Nixon in the Sunday People.
Lambert made a hush-hush trip to Holland to see the big and bustling 20-year-old hitman in action for the Dutch giants last weekend.
The Villans’ chief is on red alert in case he gets a huge offer for Benteke next month, with Manchester United and Chelsea circling the Belgian battering-ram.
Locadia – a strapping 6ft 3in tall – is a similar type of player and Lambert is weighing up whether to make a £4million offer for him if Benteke attracts a bid in the transfer window.
Villa spies have been checking on Holland Under-21 cap Locadia for some time, but a personal trip from Lambert confirms their interest is heating up.
The Scot has raided Europe several times as Villa seek value for money.
And if they make a fortune on Benteke they could have found the next bargain.
I’m not sure how true the reasonings for Lambert scouting/watching Locadia but it could just mean Lambert is looking to deepen the squad.
It also could mean Benteke might be off in January and that’s the reason Lambert is scouting a new striker.
I was really hoping Lambert would be investing in a playmaker this January and as far as we know he might be.
Jurgen Locadia plays as a striker for PSV and also plays at international level for the Dutch at under 21.
He’s made 16 starts for PSV in all competitions with a return of 6 goals.
If this is true I do wonder what’s behind it all I will leave that debate to you guys all the best UTV