We’re starting to get more and more realistic links now, Toulouse midfielder Sissoko is linked with Villa. The report says that he is available for as little as 3 million because of his contract expiring at the end of the season. This is the player that would sit right in front of the defence and replace the role that Petrov played at the club prior to his illness. Some other reports claim that we have beaten Sunderland to his signature, not sure if that’s true but we are being strongly linked with this player.
There have also been links and rumours going around that Villa may offer a short deal to former midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker. He recently terminated his contract at Ispwich.
Two good midfielders and I’d take them both. Sissoko is a pretty good player and he was linked with us before when Houllier was in charge. But he is 22 years old and that’s why I think we should also bring in Reo-Coker. He has experience and has played for our team before. Wouldn’t be a bad addition to the team.