The Daily Express have broadcasted the news from the Sunday Mirror regarding the imminent transfer of Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa to the ranks of the Premier League’ side Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.
Aston Villa have long been chasing the Argentine. However, they’ll now have to look for other options.
According to the same reports, the Eagles have accepted to pay Ulloa’s £60,000-a-week wages until the expiration of the loan. They have also obtained the right to buy him on a permanent basis next summer.
The Lions manager Steve Bruce has been trying to bring the former Brighton & Hove Albion’ striker at Villa Park since the transfer market kick-off.
Unfortunately, Roy Hodgson seems to be more convincing, which resulted in transfer’s swift conclusion.
Villa chief of staff is desperate to bolster his midfield rank ahead of the Premier League promotion battle, but with limited resources, it would be hard to find reliable options.