Villa’s stance on Thomas Hitzlsperger

Villa manager Alex McLeish today refused to rule out a move for the club’s former midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger before the transfer window closes.

Villa manager Alex McLeish today refused to rule out a move for the club’s former midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger before the transfer window closes.

The 29-year-old Germany international is without a club since leaving West Ham after they were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.

Hitzlsperger, who was a popular figure during his first spell withVilla from 2000 to 2005, has been linked with a move to Wolves and McLeish reiterated he would have to sell before he could make a move.

He said: “Thomas’ name has been mentioned against a number of other players. Midfield, in terms of experience, is maybe an area where we are a little bit lacking. But we won’t be bringing players in until we trade.

"We still have a very heavy wage bill.”

McLeish is also optimistic that Carlos Cuellar’s protracted move to Scottish champions Glasgow Rangers will go through before the deadline.

A fee between the clubs has been agreed, but Rangers are still negotiating over wages with the defender and wish to assess his fitness after his knee operation.

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Comments for: "Villa’s stance on Thomas Hitzlsperger"

The Doog's Dog

Come to The Wolves Thomas, the balance of power in West Midlands Football is shifting !!

Non Looting Villan

Step backwards for Villa. Der Hammer has a great shot and scores occasionally, though his overall game makes him 'average'.

Lovely bloke and if Wolves (or at least The Doog's Dog) feel he'd help them change the balance of power then off you go!

AVFC 1

So the midfield is a "little bit lacking", in terms of "experience".

So basically what he's saying is that, our midfield is a bit rubbish, but we're not going to improve it until we sell a player.

Well that's great going into the new season, with the management and the board knowing full well the midfield isn't good enough.

Downing and Ashley Young have been sold reducing the strength of the midfield, yet none of that money from the sales is going to be used, not even for a free transfer.

Doesn't exactly make me want to go and buy a season ticket.