Date: 21st January 2008 at 9:00am
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Sky sports is reporting that we are plotting a ‘shock’ move to bring Patrik Berger – the man who scored our first ever premiership goal – back to Fratton Park.

The veteran, who has seen his time at Villa ravaged by injury was thought to be preparing to move back to his native Czech Republic but the ‘reports’ claim that Harry Redknapp is prepared to ‘gamble’ on our former star and offer him a 1 and a half year contract.

However Villa, who have one of the smallest squads in the top flight, maybe in England full stop are unwilling to let him leave at the moment according to his agent Pavel Paska who told ISM Football: ‘Aston Villa don’t want to hear about releasing him at present’.

Even with this, it is thought that we will be trying to tie up a deal in the next 10 days.

Paska, who also acts as agent for Adam Hlousek and Libok Kozak has also confirmed that the teenagers are on trial with Pompey and if they impress he has hinted that they could stay longer, maybe to be joined by their fellow countryman: ‘if they impress there, it is not ruled out that they could stay there for a longer time’.

Berger is one of many footballers that should never have been allowed to leave Pompey when he did, but that was Alain Perrin for you fellas…

I am pretty sure that someone mentioned something about us making a move for Berger in a comment recently – with it said that Villa wanted Jamie Ashdown in return?


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