Shefki Kuqi is ****. End of.
Andreas Weimann and Watford manager Malky Mackay have both said they would like the Aston Villa striker to return to Vicarage Road next season.
The likeable Weimann enjoyed a positive loan spell with the Hornets last season and if Villa decide the striker could go back out on loan once again, then Mackay and the player himself would welcome a second spell at the club.
Speaking recently, Mackay said: “Andi was fantastic from the minute he arrived at the club. Obviously he is from a Premier League club, he is only 19 and he is Austrian so with all those different factors, to immediately adapt to another group of players shows the character of the boy.
“He became an immensely popular character at the club and I think whether it was coming off the bench or if he started, he really contributed for us in terms of his whole game.
“Like anything, when players go back to their clubs they are reassessed by their own clubs and we can’t control what happens but if he becomes available again, I would certainly like to have him back.
“And I know he certainly enjoyed his time at the club, at the training ground and with the players.
“I would certainly go back and ask for him again should he become available.”
And Weimann would also welcome a return to Hertfordshire if he is unable to break into the Villa first team.
Speaking exclusively to the Watford Observer this week, Weimann said: “I would definitely like to come back. I want to play for Aston Villa in the Premier League, that is my first target.
“But if I am not going to have the chance to play then I would definitely want to go out on loan again and would definitely like to come back there [Watford].”
Sounds pretty positive. Don't see him getting anywhere in the AV first team at this point and I don't see why they won't allow him to come back. We've got a certain rep for taking on loanee's and them doing very well and going back to their own clubs as better players so I can definitely see him coming back.
I hope at least.
Villa haven't got a manager yet and don't look particularly close to appointing one anytime soon.
Whoever does take over there would surely want a look at what he's got especially as the belief is Randy Lerner seems to be preparing a scaling back on wages etc. and relying on the younger players they already have.
If that's true then Nathan Delfounseo would be before Weimann but they may see him as good back up, especially until January when they'd look at the overall situation again (providing they've got a manager by then!!)
It would be a good loan for us to have him in for the whole season but what suits us doesn't necassarily mean the same for Villa.
As for Kuqi, if we had 2 or 3 little nippers up front to play off of him then he wouldn't be so bad but seeing as if both Deeney and Sordell aren't the worst in holding the ball up then I don't see the point in him coming to the Vic.
We have 4 forwards that will be in the mix next season that didn't play at all for the first team. I can't wait for our kids to run these so called big boys around the park:0)