I may be accused of desperation but I really want Matty Phillips at Villa.
Holloway has run his mouth off and claimed an illegal approach has been made for his star player.
Holloway is no shrinking violet and remember the go he had at us last season ? Well it could be we have approached Phillips and he would hate it to be us. I know we do things ethically but the reality is that players are always approached before clubs are. Why waste your time on bids unless you know the player is interested ?
I will not waste your time reading this piece explaining why I want him or his previous link to Lambert !!
However I will simply say he fits all the known criteria for Lambert to pick players, he is a star of the lower leagues. I would hate for us not to get him and another team like Sunderland or Everton to get him, he will be a Premier League star.
If we are serious about rebuilding the club with young and great prospects then Phillips IMHO should be near the top of that list.
One rumour is that it is Southampton who have made the move.