Reports emerging today show that Gerard Houiller is looking to swoop for the joint second all-time scorer in World Cups, Germany striker Miroslav Klose. And he will have to beat off competition from European giants Real Madrid to do it.
Klose, apparently on his way out of Bayern Munich and in need of first team action, would be receptive to a move. But, with Real Madrid reportedly showing an interest, it looks as if Villa may pip them to the best goalscorer in international football in the last ten years.
Gerard Houllier, still one of the most respected coaches across Europe, despite Villa’s current position, could move for Klose after it looks like he will miss out on Real’s Karim Benzema and Tottenham’s Roman Pavlyuchenko. And with Jose Mourinho apparently having his sights set on a return to the Bernabeu for Ruud Van Nistelrooy, could Houllier get his man?
Is this the perfect signing to help Villa stay up? Klose can certainly help get them goals and would bring experience and belief, a winning mentality to Villa Park and I reckon is enough of a marquee signing to excite the fans. He wouldn’t cost much either, given Klose only has 6 months left on his current contract. Got to be worth a gamble surely?
Or maybe they’d rather spend £18m on Darren Bent?
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