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:
Cissokho tiene acuerdo con el Aston Villa. Quiere salir del VCF y así lo ha dicho al club. El jugador ha dado el OK para que presente oferta
— Radio Marca Valencia (@RMValencia) August 7, 2014
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.