Interesting news today from Middlesbrough.
Remember I posted earlier this week that George Friend a left back was headed towards Ipswich to replace we thought Aaron Cresswell. Well in fact he is going to Middlesbrough now, does this mean our deal is off for Cresswell as they seem to be asking far too much money, a reported £6M.
However by Friend going to Middlesbrough are they replacing their left back there. Remember about two weeks ago we were linked with the young and up and coming Left Back Joe Bennett ?
Boro have spend £500K on Friend, that is a lot of cash for them and I do not believe it is so that Friend can be the reserve Left Back. Bennett is highly rated by many teams and many have enquired. It does not mean automatically that Bennett will be villa bound. However I checked for any rumours and a couple for Sunderland and Man City however remember it was Radio WM who linked us to him from NE sources.
This may have some legs.
EDIT – The local journalist I mentioned before Stuart Watson has confirmed no more contact from Villa about Cresswell.