Joleon Lescott is being linked with Aston Villa again! But wait, this time it’s a little different. It appears as though Aston Villa are interested in a permanent deal for the 31-year old defender. A fee of £6 million has been mentioned and it’s believed that Man. City are currently in negotiations in regards to the departure of the defender. Aston Villa are also hoping to negotiate a wage deal with Man. City that would see City pay half of Lescott’s wages for the remainder of the season. Similar to the deal which took Joe Cole to West Ham from Liverpool. Aston Villa is Lescott’s boy-hood club and a move to Villa would give Lescott more game time in an effort to secure a spot in the English World Cup squad.
Lescott’s name has been often thrown around but his move to Aston Villa never materialised. Could this be the season? I reckon it’s very unlikely, firstly a £6 million fee is just too much by Lambert’s standards. His wages would be huge plus Okore will be coming back soon. If Lescott could come on loan for the remainder of the season that would make more sense. Villa need to prioritise in midfield and I reckon Lambert will do just that.
Celtic forward Giorgios Samaras is also linked with a move to Aston Villa. The 28-year old is entering his last few months in his current deal and it’s believed that Samaras will listen to offers before committing to a new deal. Celtic are currently holding out for £2 million for the forward, who can also play out-wide. If Aston Villa are seriously interested in the forward than it’s very possible that they could snap him up cheaper. If Celtic are to lose Samaras it would be during this transfer window.
Very, very interesting. I just want to point out I never knew he was 28-years old. He always looked older. But nonetheless Samaras for £2 million or less would be a steal. I really believe that. He can play on the left, an area which we have struggled with or upfront partnering Benteke or Agbonlahor. A lot of Celtic fans praise ability and skill but claim he can be lazy at times. Still he has loads of experience and he fits Lambert’s ‘cheap policy’.
Lastly, League One forward Nahki Wells. According to the Metro a £2 million transfer is currently in the pipelines. The 23-year old has scored 26 goals in 54 last season and has already netted 15. Paul Lambert has often bought players from lower Leagues and Wells would add to that list. Wells has already been linked with a host of Championship clubs.
Oh boy, Wells isn’t a bad striker. I thought he did really well in the League Cup last season but is he Premier League level? I doubt it. Still this link makes the most sense, he’s League One quality and will come with a low price tag. I’d definitely like him at the club IF we already didn’t have Helenius and Bowery. If we could Bowery I’d be happy with Wells, but I just see no reason to have this many ‘young forwards’.