So the media are reporting that Villa are after Sunderland young keeper Jordan Pickford, which sounds like someone hasn’t done their homework!
After Sunderland sold their first choice keeper Costel Pantilimon to Watford, which made Vito Mannone number one, promoting young Pickford to the backup keeper. Further to that the youngster has extended his contract at Sunderland with a 4 year deal.
Unless Villa are prepared to fork out an offer that Sunderland cannot refuse, it would be madness for Sam to let one of the sides promising stars level to a fellow relegation rival.
Villa’s move for Lovre Kalinic fell through after he was apparently turned down for a work permit, so there hunt for a keeper his turn up as the clock counts down on the transfer window.