The Birmingham Mail are running a tale relating to Aston Villa’s transfer wheeling and dealing acumen. Or lack thereof.
“Aston Villa made a late bid to trump Birmingham City for new £6 million signing Nikola Zigic.
According to football agent Milan Calasan, Aston Villa ‘begged’ Zigic to hold off committing himself until he had met with Martin O’Neill.
“We were contacted by Aston Villa on the day that we had already arrived in Birmingham and were talking to them,” Calasan said.
“They begged us to wait a while. Without Martin O’Neill no decision can be taken, and he’s on holiday. In that case, there was nothing more logical than to finish a job with the club where all the doors were open.”
If this is true and there seems to be little reason to fabricate such a tale, it sounds like the agent was fortunate to not just get an answer phone message.
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