Yannick Djalo Heads to Aston Villa

HARRISON NJ - JULY 23: Yannick Djalo #20 of Sporting Lisbon plays the ball against Manchester City on July 23 2010 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison New Jersey. Sporting Lisbon won 2-0 both goals by Djalo. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)


Portugal international forward Yannick Djalo appears set to join up with Aston Villa. The question is whether it's permanent or just on a trial basis. Sky Sports is claiming it's a permanent move and they're hilariously using Djalo's facebook page as their source. Ace beat writer and friend of the blog (or not, who knows) Mat Kendrick has refuted that report and has stated that Djalo was invited strictly as a trialist.

What we know about Djalo is that he was set to move to Ligue 1 side OGC Nice in the summer from Sporting Lisbon but the deal was not ratified as it didn't get completed in time. Since then Djalo has been stuck in limbo not being able to play for anyone while the two clubs played the blame game.

It sounds like Djalo can be used as a winger as well as up front. He's scored 23 goals for Lisbon in 98 appearances since 2005 and he's hardly a youngster at 25 years old. While I don't think it's reasonable to expect Djalo to come in and light the league on fire (if he even earns a full time contract), I do think it's promising to learn that Alex McLeish knows that there are other countries with real life football players outside of the UK and Ireland.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker