There have been various rumours in the last week suggesting that we would get an announcement of some sort from Villa Park. Most expected it to be the announcement of the new CEO. However, rumours are surfacing this afternoon that Paul Lambert could be on the verge of completing his fourth first team signing of the summer.

‘Radio Marca Valencia’ is reporting that Aly Cissokho is close to completing a move to Villa Park. It is unclear at this stage if it would be a loan move or a permanent deal.

The Spanish radio station tweeted earlier:

The 26-year-old left back spent last season on loan at Liverpool, where he made nineteen appearances (fifteen in the league) but Brendan Rodgers wasn’t interested in making the deal permanent.

It could be seen as a rather strange deal, with Lambert already having brought in Kieran Richardson from Fulham and most people expecting him to be the left back option for the new campaign.


  1. Does anyone seriously expect Richardson to be our main left back? Aly Cissokho would be a tremendous step up from anything we currently have.

    • Are you for real ? or is your post a wind up ? A step up from who ? Richardson is better and so is the god awful Bennett. Watch if he signs you will soon regret posting this rubbish.

  2. This Cissokho was an absolute liability in defence for Liverpool last season. Looked way out of his depth, naïve, lacking in the basic requirements to succeed at the premier league level.

    I can only hope that this rumour is mere newspaper gossip.

    I know we have to be upbeat and positive, I know we have limited cash to spend and that Lambert’s hands are very much manacled, but signings like this will only achieve a further dampening of optimism.

  3. According to Liverpool fans on twitter he did very well defensively for them but is technically poor and not great at getting forward. Maybe he could play on the left side of a back three?

  4. By all accounts he’s shite but hey ho no surprises there then.
    Yet another quality quality product brought to you from Mr Paul Lambert.

  5. Are people actually serious saying this guy is a serious step up..Has anyone seen him play..I have 6 times in the flesh not on tv or highlights on you tube . Brother is a Lfc fan and we go to a few games of both villa and pool each year.
    This guy was by far the worst full back (including allan hutton) that I have ever seen ..headless chicken is what comes to mind. Liverpool fans at anfield would groan every time he got the ball . Any of you at Anfield last season when villa were 2- 0 up ? His performance that day was laughable and that wasnt even his worst display.


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