Date: 16th October 2007 at 11:42am
Written by:

Arsenal’s man of the moment, striker Emmanuel Adebayor, is tipping our very own Moustapha Salifou to make a massive impact at Villa as he looks set to get his work permit situation sorted this week.

Salifou is apparently referred to as the ‘Togolese Zidane’ in Togo and his international team mate who is setting the world alight for the gunners this season said:

‘He’s a very good player with a lot of quality I can see the Zidane comparison because he can keep the ball, he can dribble, he can do anything he wants with the ball. He’s not that fast but he’s an amazing footballer. When I heard he’d signed for Aston Villa I was very happy for him and I hope he’ll play soon and show the English public what good players Africa, and Togo particularly, can produce. I can’t wait to see him playing in England and I don’t think it’ll be long he should be around the team soon and I wish him all the best.’

Sounds ok to me! If this move works out it will be a stroke of genius from Martin O’Neill, if it falters it won’t have cost us anything so a win win!