According to various Italian media outlets, including Sky Italy, Aston Villa have secured the services of 24-year-old Lazio striker Libor Kozak. No information has been made available regarding the terms of the supposed deal.

It is thought that the player is not in Lazio manager Vladimir Petkovic’s first-team plans and that the Italian club have welcomed interest in their number 18, having turned down a loan bid from Turkish side Beşiktaş. Earlier in the summer, it was reported that Sunderland’s Paulo DiCanio was preparing a £4 million bid for the out-of-favour forward.

Last season proved to be a rather mixed one for the Czech international: he failed to find the net in Serie A but was the top scorer in the Europa League with ten goals throughout the competition, scoring his first hat-trick against VFB Stuttgart to help his team through to the quarter-final stage of the competition.

The striker has been capped four times for the Czech Republic, scoring once.

His game revolves round his size, strength and determination.



  1. See this being reported as pretty much a done deal now and you lot beat Kendrick and the tabloids to the story. 9 million euros though?! Makes me wary. Thought a striker would be the last thing on PL’s mind. Hope some club aren’t tabling a cheeky last minute bid for Benteke, would be gutting to lose him now. Maybe PL just wants a replacemnt ready to rock n roll if Benteke goes in January or when he leaves next summer. Odd though.

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