Spurs striker close to Villa move

According to several websites today, Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is close to joining Aston Villa after holding talks with the club.

Defoe was told a few weeks ago that he could leave White Hart Lane by Spurs boss Juande Ramos and since then a number of teams have been linked with the player including Man City, Newcastle and Portsmouth.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill currently has a lot of English talent at Villa Park including Ashley Young, Nigel Reo-Coker and Gabby Agbonlahor and Defoe looks to be the latest to join them. It is believed that Villa had a £10 million bid accepted for the player by Spurs.

I feel it would be a terrific signing by O'Neill if he does indeed sign Defoe. Jermain is a hard worker and has scored goals wherever he has been and I think he will be a instant hit with the Villa faithful. I only hope that O'Neill plays him instead of doing what Ramos did.



  1. Paddy said,

    Cathal, Ramos will carry on using Defoe how he does because there is no chance he would move to Villa. He may move but he won't move to Birmingham

    on 1:14 p.m.