Aston Villa

Aston Villa attempting major transfer coup – report


Villa to add stardust?

Aston Villa seem to be going a bit transfer crazy at the moment. Paul Lambert brought Grant Holt in this week and seems close to being reunited with Wes Hoolahan, after the midfielder put in a transfer request.

Sky earlier said of developments:

Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan has confirmed that he wants to leave the club to be reunited with Paul Lambert at Aston Villa.

Hoolahan had been subject to speculation and has confirmed that he has handed in a transfer request at the club.

That looks like another solid signing for Aston Villa, if it happens, but one that will really get tongues wagging is the speculation about Paul Lambert wanting a striker from none other than Barcelona.

The Metro says today:

Aston Villa are working on an ambitious move to sign highly-rated Barcelona striker Jean Marie Dongou on-loan for the rest of the season.

Dongou, 18, is a graduate of Barca’s impressive youth system where he has scored goals for fun in recent seasons.

‘Impressive youth system’? It’s a never ending conveyor belt of sensational maestros in the making.

This lad has played 4 times for the Cameroon u20s scoring 2 goals. But the bit about him scoring goals for fun seems a little bit amiss. He’s actually got 9 in 59 games for Barcelona B team.

Nevertheless if you told me that my team was going to be signing a player from the Barcelona youth academy I would bite your handoff without even looking at the footballer in question. The Catalans don’t make duds and Aston Villa will surely benefit from his arrival should the player turn up in The Midlands this January.

Let’s take a look at the lad in action. Aston Villa fans – is this guy good enough to get a run out in the first team?


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  1. Yank Villan

    Jan 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    We already have our own young hungry strikers, and plenty of them. This kid won’t offer enough increase in talent to be worth benching our own developing players. I don’t care about his potential. If he’s just going to go back to barca then that doesn’t really matter for us. I’d rather see Andi or Helenius playing.

  2. dave

    Jan 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    seems one footed

  3. CJ

    Jan 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    This won’t happen, we’ve already got young kids who score goals for fun in Graham Burke and Michael Drennan who are part of our European U19 NextGen Series winning team – both are scoring hatfulls for Ireland U21s and U19s.

  4. david vtid

    Jan 24, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I agree. How are our lads going to get a chance if things like this happen. On the plus side. I heard that doing this will form a partnership between us. Wouldnt mind being a fedder club for barca. Just hope it dosent mean that they can help them selfs to our players

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