Villa legend urged Blackburn boss Allardyce to buy Delpierre

Aston Villa legend Alan McInally has revealed how he urged Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce to buy Stuttgart defender Mathieu Delpierre.

Aston Villa legend Alan McInally has revealed how he urged Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce to buy Stuttgart defender Mathieu Delpierre.

The former Bayern Munich striker told footballtalentspotter.com: "Stuttgart have a young Frenchman called Mathieu Delpierre at centre-back – I actually sent a text to Sam Allardyce telling him to buy him!

"I think he is an outstanding defender – comfortable and elegant on the ball, and he can move across the ground very quickly."

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