If there’s one thing football fans hate its when your manager leaves you and tries to take your best players with him, but that’s exactly what The Mirror suggest ex-Norwich manager Paul Lambert is planning.
The Mirror believe the new Aston Villa manager is preparing a £3 million bid for his former striker Grant Holt, a move that is unlikely to set too many pulses racing in England’s second City.
After a disappointing last campaign Villa are a club in danger of becoming stuck in a rut after Martin O’Neil looked to have established the midlanders as solid challengers for the league’s European places. Although he did manage a relatively impressive 17 goals last season at 31 years old Holt is unlikely to be the key man when it comes to restoring Villa to their former greatness.
Holt himself does appear eager for a move away from the Canaries stating on Twitter,
“Just to stop the rumour mill again. I have expressed to the board and the CEO that I want to leave the football club. Due to disagreements.
“I have loved my 3 years at the club and it saddens me to write this but want you to hear it from me first.”
While Holt’s grasp of grammar may not be top draw his performances last season do justify him remaining in England’s Premier division. Sky Sports suggest that West Ham have made a £4 million for the want away front man and a newly promoted club would seem a more suitable move than a side looking to challenge for Europe.
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