Villa boss Lambert snaps back at Froggatt "p***-take" transfer comment

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has hit out at critics of their winter market campaign.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has hit out at critics of their winter market campaign.

QPR’s Harry Redknapp was able to spend £12million on defender Chris Samba and also brought in Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend.

Meanwhile, Lambo was trawling the depths of the French Second Division for unknown 22-year-old Clermont midfielder Yacouba Sylla.

And he also borrowed 25-year-old winger Simon Dawkins, who has not even made a Premier League appearance for Spurs.

That led to criticism from former players, including former winger Steve Froggatt who went on Twitter to rap: Villa transfer window beyond a p***-take.

But Lambo hit back: “It doesn’t bother me what ex-players think. They should know better. If they have a problem they should come and see me.

“The fans have been great and I do understand their frustrations. Ask me if I’d like to sign a Messi or a Xavi then, Jesus, yes I would. But you can only work with what you’ve got.”

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