Aston Villa

Aston Villa eyeing shock West Brom raid for former England striker

The Aston Villa fans who are gathered around the jukebox in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing news of a potential transfer target for the club.

The Birmingham Mail is reporting that the recently relegated Premier League side are targeting a move for West Bromwich Albion striker Rickie Lambert this summer.

New boss Roberto Di Matteo has a list of potential transfer targets the club should be looking at this summer and has singled out the once prolific marksman as a potential option for the club for next season’s promotion push.

The veteran striker, who proved prolific in the second tier with Southampton, managed to score just once in 19 appearances for West Brom last season, is determined to regain the form that he had during his time on the South Coast.

A move from St. Mary’s to boyhood heroes Liverpool did not work out as planned and his form has stalled ever since.

The 34-year old is believed to have been putting in some extra work over the summer in the hope that he can find the midas touch in front of goal that he once had.

Could Lambert still do a job in the Championship? 

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