As I just posted not a good night for Irish villans.
The first story is that the Daily Mirror claim that Paul Lambert will let Stephen Ireland go for a £4M price tag – LINK
OK lets get this straight, I do not rate Ireland, I would sell him tomorrow. This news would delight me and for the life of me he just simply does not appear to be a Paul Lambert ‘type of player’. He is in my view seriously over rated by many Villa fans and his player of the season award for me was a joke.
The other link is that QPR will bid £3M for Shay Given – LINK.
The story says we would reject it but of course there is a wage issue which goes for both Given and Ireland, estimates are between £110K to £150K a week for both of them.
There will in my view be some substantial player trading this season and the wage issue has to be balanced. If people trust Lambert than you may have to accept that some ‘favourites’ may have to go.