Edit - Very surprised Paul Lambert took Villa job, maybe it’s only me here but Norwich did well last season never really in danger of going down, have a good team, just needs adding to it in certain areas, biggest area is CF as need replace Holt who scored 15 PL goals this season.
I Know Villa got player likes Gabby, Bent, Bannan, Albrighton, Clark, Dunne & lot good youth talent coming through youth academy there. But owner now keeps budget down & lot experienced high earners are leaving or about to leave & squad thin which is a big concern. Villa had 2 awful seasons & its tough job cos the fans there can turn on you in a flash if the slightest thing goes wrong. I wish Paul Lambert luck though.
Manchester United star Nani has confessed he could quit Old Trafford.
Nani said he could leave after five glorious years, as talks over a new contract appear to have hit a deadlock.
The 25-year-old winger said: “I have had five seasons at Manchester United and have won all the titles.
"Now I am really happy, but I don’t know about my future.
"Now I will study opportunities. Football is not only about England or Spain. It is possible to enjoy success in other countries.
“My agent is waiting on news about United. We have presented a counter-offer and now we are waiting on an offer from the club.”
It will be a huge blow for United to see the future of a player who also claimed he is alongside fellow Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best in the world thrown into doubt.
“I can only hope that this Euro Championship is my Euro, and I am working hard for that with Portugal.
“My challenge is to be the best, be the number one and show that on the field.
"Myself and Cristiano make up two of the best wingers in the world and our statistics for our club show that.”
On Nani day his one of the best wingers around but those days aren’t on consistent bases which is Nani problem if your looking for a consistently good winger every game then its Toni imo.
Also Nani not won all titles in England, his missing an FA Cup winner’s medal as we have not won it since frustratingly 2004 when beat Millwall 3-0 as Nani arrived in the summer of 2007, just thought add that bit of info in there.
Think when Nani signed new deal with us in Jan 2010 we put him very high up on our salary list, rumoured 85-100K a week, think right in saying Vida & Rio are on 120-130K a week with Rooney ahead of everyone else, depends on what Nani wants if around 120-130K a week mark & offering a deal for next 5 years on that wage then I can see us thrashing out a deal without much hassle. I slightly disagree with the idea he wants to leave if he did he wouldn’t of said his made a counter offer, as with most cases it all depends on money, if Nani & his agent counter offer is to high then sadly can see SAF saying to Nani he needs to look elsewhere for new club but SAF likes Nani alot & can see Aug coming by & SAF, Nani, Gill & Mendes sitting down & getting something sorted out that everyone happy with, at least I hope so.
On wingers I wouldn’t be at all shocked if we looked around for winger still, as I still believe that we need a LW in the side & our side lacks a left footed winger & hardly any around, Bale clearly is one but just throwing out there but James Rodriguez of Porto? Left footed LW & good one at that, reminds me bit of Toni in his style in that both are very good team players. It’s a shame that Porto put a 45M Euros buyout clause in his contract & Porto really only normally sell 1 big star player a summer (This year looks like being Hulk to Chelsea).
But I think do well with us his at young age (Turns 21 in July) & I Think in for big season at Porto next season so don’t want stall his development but if Nani where to leave, I can imagine Rodriguez being seriously looked at. Also lot of talk Martian Ferguson been to Porto games to cast eye over talent (Rodriguez being 1) last season & he will be in Columbia this weekend to watch Rodriguez again, not sure if that’s true but it wouldn’t shock me.