So their solution? Of course! It’s only Nicklas Bendtner! The man that scores off his backside. Rumours have been circulating about the frustrated Dane and Villa could challenge a possible loan move to Milan with the offer of first team football.
Of course what would a shiny new striker be without a journeyman winger? Houllier would also love to see out of favour winger David Bentley join the team in claret and blue and will persue a loan move which would last until the end of the season.
Having watched Villa first hand at Ewood Park yesterday I would say despite their loss, Match of the Day made them look like Brazil in comparison. They lacked ambition, creativity and despite reasonable performances from Downing and Young, didn’t have any fire power to really cause any threat.
That said, the problem seemed to come from midfield. Stephen Ireland still looks off the pace at Villa and their inexperienced midfield struggled against a veteran Blackburn side which featured players with decades of prem experience.
Bentley would probably be a decent enough target for Houllier, but with Downing and Young fit, I can’t see him starting too many games and the Villa boss has just brought in veteran Robert Pires to act as cover already.
As far as Bendtner goes, he’s probably needed. As much as I don’t really like the Danish International, he would probably suit their needs right now. Gabby Agbonlahor is great on his day, but too much inconsistency can niggle the England International, furthermore, Blackburn were able to deal with him far too easily on Sunday, something they rarely do too well.
With John Carew nowhere near the player he used to be and the other option being, well… Emile Heskey; Villa need something new. With Milan snooping about, it could cost the Birmingham club around £11million for Bendtner’s services.
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