Aston Villa keen on signing England international

Updated: June 28, 2016

Championship outfit Aston Villa are ready to make a swoop for West Bromwich Albion attacker Rickie Lambert, according to reports from the Birmingham Mail.

Aston Villa have gone through a productive summer so far following the takeover by Chinese billionaire Tony Xia as well as the appointment of a high profile manager such as Roberto Di Matteo.

Now Di Matteo has a tough job on his hands to sufficiently strengthen the Villa squad and it is believed that the Italian is currently planning to bolster his attacking lineup.

Recently, Crystal Palace star Dwight Gayle had been mentioned as a potential target for Villa and now according to reports from the Birmingham Mail, the Villans are also considering a move for West Bromwich Albion star Rickie Lambert.

Lambert’s career has gone downhill ever since he joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and the England international finds himself as a fringe player at West Bromwich Albion.

Having entered the final year of his contract at the Hawthorns, it is widely expected that Lambert will be leaving this summer and a move to Villa could well be on the cards.

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