I actually posted a link to this in work today, and upon doing so, I was delighted to see two Villans appear in the piece. It’s a nice little read looking at a alternative summer signing eleven of sorts, and you can read the whole thing here (Link):
Seen as though we’ve signed a fair few players this offseason, I was hoping we’d at least see one or two, and that proves to be the case. The chosen ones are Jores Okore and Aleksandar Tonev and I have really high hopes for both if I’m honest. Okore might be the player I’m most excited about of all the business we’ve done, and a lot of that is mainly because our defence was so poor last season. I still don’t maintain it was entirely the defences fault, but there is no harm in adding quality, and trying to make our side harder to break down generally.
People seem to rate Okore very highly, and that can only be a good thing. Despite Chelsea often buying young players for fun, it’s got to be a good thing that they were interested, and you’d expect him to start the season alongside Ron Vlaar. To have Baker and Clark in reserve as well is great, and for the first time in a while, we have real depth in the position. Here is a bit on Okore from the piece:
‘Having previously turned down a move to Chelsea, his arrival represents something of a coup for the West Midlands club. “If I was to describe myself, I think I’m a big, strong defender with good pace,” said Okore.’
Tonev is the next man to feature, and he also seems pretty highly rated by many. As per with the majority of Lambert signings, I don’t really know too much about him, but nonetheless from what I’ve heard, he sounds like he could do some real damage next season:
‘The Bulgaria international has pace, trickery and a powerful shot in his armoury, impressing in his limited appearances in pre-season.’
I’m actually toying with putting both of these in my fantasy side, and hopefully that doesn’t end in me jinxing them. How about you fine people, who are you most looking forward to seeing in action this season, and who do you think will have the biggest impact?
Let us know. UTV.