As the transfer window closes in the next few days there will be a couple more rumours that will link Aston Villa with a wide variety of players. Lambert is still looking for players:
“There’s loads of names out there and players out there that we’ve looked at,” said Lambert.
“We’ll just have to keep on looking. We scour everywhere, Europe, everywhere. As I’ve said before the January window is a really tough window to do anything. But the two lads that have come in have been excellent for us.
“It is what it is at the minute. I’ve already brought in two lads, Grant Holt and Ryan Bertrand. The rest is what it was. We’ll see what happens.”
Asked if it was Hoolahan or nothing, Lambert replied: “You scour everything. Everywhere. But you can’t bring in someone from Europe and think it’s going to be a really quick fix. It doesn’t always work that way.”
Lambert admits his phone has been busy with agents touting players, adding: “It’s usual stuff, year in year out. It won’t change. Some of them are never realistic so you just put them to bed and go onto the realistic ones.”
With that said there are three types of rumours that Villa fans should ignore. Here is a list:
Any domestic loans:
There have been a few players in England linked with a loan move to Aston Villa, don’t believe them! The rules state that you can have two domestic loans at anytime. Lambert has already made those two loans, Holt and Bertrand. Villa can sign two more foreign loans but not domestic. This is the reason why Stoke signed Ireland permanently, so they could go and sign Gudietti on loan from Man. City
Strikers linked with a move to Villa:
I’ve seen a few of these, I’m not going to post any more striker rumours because Villa have plenty of forwards. Holt has come in to replace Kozak and it appears as Lambert may give Helenius more game time. We’ve recently been linked with Griffiths but that’s certainly not going happen.
Perhaps all of them?:
How many times has Lambert signed players that we’ve never heard of nor read about any rumours in the papers? The answer is very often, no one saw Bertrand moving to Villa nor Bacuna, Steer or El Ahmadi. It could very well be same with out next acquisition.
I reckon Lambert will bring in one more player. It’ll probably be on transfer deadline day. Lambert has never failed to produce on that day. He has signed someone last minute in the last three transfer windows he’s been here. Benteke and Westwood in 2012, Sylla in January of 2013, Kozak in the summer. Who will it be this season?