While a lot of outlet’s are making these quotes out to be proof of panic in the camp, we all knew more funds were available anyway – but let’s not let truth get in the way of trying to get more hits.
The quotes appear all over, but I’m taking them from the Telegraph.
The paper says Paul Lambert’s main target will most likely be James Chester from Hull, who was oft linked in the summer window but nothing concrete ever came from it. We know he was looking at Aaron Cresswell as well in the summer, but with Joe Bennett now in and Enda Stevens not looking too shabby, I don’t imagine we’ll be rekindling that interest, but known targets from the summer would appear to be the most likely for January, and I would hope a touch of experience to help carry the lads through.
Hey David Beckham wants a new challenge – he’d have that with us in spades wouldn’t he!
‘There’s a lot of games until we get to January but there’s one or two in our heads and every manager will tell you the same. This was never going to happen overnight, a lot of people just expected us to come in and see a real change in fortunes.’
Very few Villa fans did to be fair.
The rest of the quotes being bandied around about experienced players seem to be rehashes from earlier quotes where Lambert was asked about a potential return for Robbie Keane, but with the thrust being ‘extra or more money’ is now available in almost all the reports, that’s a huge red herring.
Lambert will know how much of his initial kitty he has left from deals that didn’t come off, and there’s no way he wouldn’t already know the ball park of any January budget, factors depending, so Randy won’t have just found an extra few million from down the back of the settee.
As Lambert has already said, we are a long term plan and whilst I’d say it’s important we do strengthen in January, I doubt Lambert is the kind of gaffer to panic buy – we will go after who he couldn’t snare in the summer most likely, we just have to hope those deals are the missing piece for survival this survival IF we don’t click properly in the winnable games coming up.
Paul Lambert Forum Thread.
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