Aston Villa target Hiroshi Kiyotake will not be joining Aston Villa, Paul Faulkner confirmed during the online webchat. The chief executive, Paul Faulkner admitted that Aston Villa sent out an inquiry for the midfielder, but also claimed that the club sent out several inquiries for players. He also admitted that Aston Villa did not in-fact bid for the midfield, despite German club Nuremberg claiming that a bid was put in for the midfielder.
Paul Faulkner also hasn’t ruled out the possibility of more arrivals before the September 2nd deadline. He hasn’t mentioned any possibly targets or any information regarding selling but it’s still possible that Aston Villa will sign a new player or two.
“We did make an enquiry about the player, but only the sort of enquiry that we make about lots of players during a transfer window.
“For some reason – and I have no idea why – his club decided to make that public, but the fact is that our interest never went beyond that initial enquiry.”
“There are still three weeks left in this window so at this stage it’s still a case of wait and see,” he added.
“Our plan was to do most of our business early in the summer for the reasons I’ve mentioned earlier, and hopefully we will see the benefit of that once we get into the season.” – Paul Faulkner
I still believe a lot will go down to whether or not we can sell our players, currently, we are struggling to do so and I’d be happily surprised if Lambert was given even more money to spend on players despite failing to ship over half a dozen of outcasts.
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