According to the players agent, Shaun Maloney – rumoured in the press to be a target for Celtic, Rangers and Sunderland, is going nowhere.
John Halliwell, the 25-year-old striker’s agent, said in the Daily Record:
‘Martin O’Neill does rate him highly. The sooner Shaun settled down the better it was for all concerned and he is focused on winning his place back next season, which I am sure he will. He still has three years to go and there will be no problems whatsoever with Shaun and Villa.’
Adding, ‘At this moment in time it is status quo, nothing has changed. When I tell you it is the truth, I promise it is the truth. It is that time of year when Shaun is linked with clubs and this is going to happen every transfer window. Other people keep telling me what is going on but I can tell you he isn’t going anywhere.’
He also denies any contact at all from the Scottish giants.
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