Why Eidur Would Be Good For Villa

Eidur Gudjohnsen has been linked with a move to Villa for forever and a day.

The ex-Bolton striker first shot to prominence when leading his side to the F.A. Cup semi-finals in 2000. On that occasion, Wanderers lost to Villa and their star man failed to net. The Claret and Blue then went on to lose to Gudjohnsen's next club Chelsea in the showpiece at Wembley.

Prior to his Stamford Bridge switch, Gudjohnsen was repeatedly linked with a move to Villa Park. But, West London it was to be and it was there that he really made his name.

The talented frontman struck up a superb partnership with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and consequently Blues continued to improve.

Gudjohnsen's fine form earned him a move to Spanish giants Barcelona, but since his move to Catalonia he has fallen out of the spotlight somewhat.

Unsurprisingly, considering he has to compete with the likes of Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi, the Icelander has become an expert bench warmer.


Surely the time has now come to take the plunge and reignite his career. Villa could provide the 30 year-old with the canvas on which to re-exhibit his obvious talents.

The Claret and Blue could definitely do with Gudjohnsen for one main reason: he is very different from any of the strikers already at the club.

He may not possess the pace of Gabby Agbonlahor or the mountainous strength of John Carew or Emile Heskey, but he does have guile and flair.

And Villa could really do with some of that with playmaker Gareth Barry now at Manchester City.

Gudjohnsen can be employed behind the front two or as a focal point and with his fee likely to be far less than astronomical, he is undoubtedly a realistic target. Martin take note.