Aston Villa attempting major transfer coup – report

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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