Date: 29th August 2007 at 8:41am
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Villa boss Martin O’Neill confirmed last night that Fulham captain Zat Knight should be completing formalities and joining Villa today.

O’Neill said:

‘We are very close. We’ve got one or two things to tie up with Fulham and we hope to do that in the morning.’

Zat was a regular England U21 international and was also brought into the full England squad. Kevin Keegan bought him for Fulham in 1999.

Knight will be the third full signing following Nigel Reo-Coker and Marlon Harewood to Villa Park, as well as Liverpool keeper Scott Carson on loan for the season.

Mr O’Neill, you spoil us, you really do!

 

10 Replies to “Zat Knight To Sign Today”

  • Not the superstar we all crave, but a good signing. I think he’ll be a rock for us given the chance, and most importantly he’s one of us!

    UTV

  • Lol.. Championship Quality player. City fan here, my gal is a Villa fan so I do take a passing interest when I need a chuckle.

    ZK is every bit as good as Harewood. What is your gaffer playing at?

    Now… was never a fan of SGE as Englan boss but he has already spent around £40million at City, and we are now linked with Brazilian Inter Milan striker Adriano and Portugal international Nuno Gomes.
    Come on Villa, not another late push to finish 10th is it?
    [Written largely for the benefit of Sarah at work – don’t be too hard on my Villa fans!]

  • Good signing i think…he’ll give his heart and soul playing for Villa and has had the potential to become a great defender for many years. He’s back at his spiritual home and playing under MON he may blossom into something very special!! Provides good competition for places at CB too. I trust MON i just want to see 1 WORLD CLASS signing before the window slams shut on Friday!!

    As for City i say good luck to them…Especially when the their new owner gets banged up and they lose all their money!!! UTV!!

  • Zat Knight was knocking on the england door a few years back so i think he has quality we just need mon to use his powers to turn a good player into a world beater like he did with Barry.

  • Fear, Barry was good but he stepped up a level with MON in charge I think he’s up there with Gerrards of this world whilst before he was scott parker.

  • Terrible signing, yet another b*****k dropped by O’Neill, what is the bloke playing at. He has brought complete rubbish. Im sure he is trying to turn us in to Leicester

  • stan collymore is a villa fan. he played superbly didn’t he? perhaps knight will be awesome, perhaps he’ll be really nervous about making a mistake for his favourite club. he will be so desperate to play well, it could work for or against him.

  • Hopefully MON is now working flat out to bring in a right full back, and a quality striker. They are both absolute musts, and if we have to splash the cash to bring them here, then lets do so without hesitation.

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