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Neville endorses Saha swoop

08 Sep 2008 - 16:29:20

Captain Phil Neville believes Everton's capture of Louis Saha will prove to be one of the most astute pieces of business in the summer transfer market.

Saha, 30, joined the Toffees on a two-year contract last week after a series of injury-plagued seasons with Manchester United.

Neville played alongside Saha during his own time at Old Trafford and believes the Merseyside club have pulled off a superb piece of business should they manage to keep the France international fit.

"In terms of the quality of player that has moved this summer, Louis would be up there with the best of them," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"We need to keep him fit but, if we can do that, we'll have a real player on our hands.

"He is one of the best strikers that I have trained or played with. He has got everything.

"He can play up front on his own, he is as strong as an ox, quick and scores goals.

"He'll also be able to play alongside Yak (Yakubu), Vaughany (James Vaughan) or Victor (Anichebe) without any problem either.

"He is a team player with presence and experience and he is one of those strikers who, when you see his name on the team sheet, you know you are going to be in for a difficult time because he is so dangerous.

"He isn't nice to play against and I'm glad we'll have him on our side."

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