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Villa set to sign Downing

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Aston Villa are poised to sign Middlesbrough left winger Stewart Downing for a fee of £12million. Since Middlesbrough got relegated to the Championship this season, it was suspected that their star winger would leave the club, and now it seems Villa have won the race to sign him.

But, it is a gamble from Villa manager Martin O'Neill as Downing is currently recovering from a broken foot, ironically which is received against Villa, and is not expected to return to full fitness for four to five months.

Personally i think that O'Neill is making the wrong move. No doubt Downing is a good player, but in my opinion a left winger is not what Villa require, considering Ashley Young is one of their best players, and possibly one of the best left wingers in the league.

Do you think Villa should sign Downing?
Comments below please.

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