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Villa boss O'Neill won't scout Euro2008 talent

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill says it's unlikely he'll sign any players on the strength of their performances in Euro2008.

O'Neill said: "I'm very cautious about signing players from the Euro Championships or from a World Cup because it's a very different environment. Having said that, I did it a few years ago at Celtic. I signed a lad called Joos Valgaeren who was playing for Belgium at the time and impressed me.

"He came over and he was absolutely brilliant so I suppose the only experience I have of signing a player from a tournament worked to my advantage. But it wouldn't be something that I would be too keen to do. I think you need to see a wee bit more of a player before making a decision.

"That said, there shouldn't be too many players on show in the Euros that we don't already know about.

"Virtually all of them play in European leagues and we know all about them. It's not like a World Cup where you might see players from Africa or Asia who you might not have been aware of before."

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