Eidur Gudjohnsen on Aston Villa's radar as Martin O'Neill eyes season-long loan for Monaco striker

21 May 2010 02:05
Aston Villa are considering a move for ex-Chelsea and Tottenham striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on a season-long loan deal.

The Monaco striker spent the last four months of the season on loan at White Hart Lane and helped Spurs clinch a Champions League spot. And despite only scoring twice for Harry Redknapp's side he impressed enough to arouse Villa boss Martin O'Neill's interest, according to The Sun.

O'Neill is seeking reinforcements up front after a disappointing season for Emile Heskey, who faces an uncertain future at Villa after netting just five times last term and finding himself benched for much of the campaign. Stoke are weighing up whether to offer Heskey an escape route out of Villa Park.

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Gudjohnsen, 31, would challenge John Carew for a place in the Villa front line despite not hitting the heights reached with Chelsea since leaving the Blues in 2006. He netted 78 times in 177 games at Stamford Bridge.

A three-year spell at Barcelona yielded just 10 goals in 72 appearances, and saw the striker shipped out to the south of France last summer.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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