Stephen Ireland unless Villa come out with a statement to say he is staying I think could be the next transfer saga.
Tonight we have a West London paper claiming we offered QPR Stephen Ireland – LINK.
With any speculation it could be total rubbish of course. I am not a fan of Ireland at all and can see the logic behind getting rid of him and his wages. The quandary over Ireland is that he can be very very good but infrequently shows this. Can he play in any other position than an attacking left sided midfielder supporting the forward ?
We are seeing of course lost of speculation with similar type of players. We brought Holman in and at the time we saw a lot of conversation was he Ireland’s replacement ?
Ireland splits the fans like no other player currently at the club. you have those saying a great creative player and those like me who simply do not see that. If you go on stats last season was abysmal for a creative player but that is in the context of a Mcleish side.
To save it from being a saga I hope we get a definite statement either way soon enough.