Villa boss Lambert: Agbonlahor can be our Maldini

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Gabby Agbonlahor can be their answer to AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Gabby Agbonlahor can be their answer to AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.

Maldini spent his entire career at Italian giants AC Milan, while Agbonlahor, 26, has already spent a decade at Villa Park.

And Villans boss Lambo said: “It’s rare for any guy to stay at one club for a lifetime — maybe Maldini was the last.

“Stevie Gerrard at Liverpool and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United are other great one-club men.

“But he’s that type of player — a local lad who only wants to play for one club — his club.

“People can identify with him.

“He’s just equalled Dwight Yorke’s record of 60 Premier League goals for the club. Given time he will surpass it.”

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