Thursday, 13 January 2011

Villa close to sealing £6.5million midfielder

Aston Villa are close to sealing a £6.5million deal to sign Lyon midfielder Jean Makoun.Villa manager Gerard Houllier flew to his native France to hold talks with his former club on Wednesday over Makoun. The signs are positive that Cameroon international Makoun is on the verge of becoming Houllier's first major signing since taking charge at Villa.Houllier has already admitted Makoun would be a major asset if he joins Villa.
He said: "Makoun could be a good asset for us because he is experienced, has played in the Champions League with Lille and Lyon."He is exactly what we need at times. He can play as a holding player or as a box-to-box midfielder."Former Liverpool boss Houllier is also keen to bring in a new striker during January.

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