Date: 13th July 2014 at 9:17am
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The mirror are reporting that 34 year old Esteban Cambiasso is an Aston Villa target. He is out of contract having not been offered a new deal by Italian giants, Inter. Having previously rejected a move to Sampdoria he is now free to choose a club, with Villa and West Ham keen on his services.

Reports suggest that the Hammers are ready to offer him a two year deal worth £50k a week to play his football at Upton Park though Villa are also right in the frame. If correct this would be the ultimate U-turn from Lambert’s ‘young an hungry’ vision and would also represent a risk, given that Cambiasso will be asking us to bet on his 34 year old pegs and his fitness in the worlds most furious league.

Cambiasso is a fearsome competitor, no doubt, but will the fire still burn strong enough for the Villa challenge? This is all a big ‘if’ as the pull and lure of London life and a last big payday may be too much for the B6 Lions though there is no discounting Villa’s massive pedigree, history and the world class facilities on offer. Throw in Roy Keane and Villa might just have a deal.

Watch this space.