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Villa's Berger wants Slavia Prague move

Patrik Berger has confirmed he wants to move back Slavia Prague this summer after failing to command a regular first-team place at Villa Park.

The 34-year-old is currently at Aston Villa, but he is struggling to make the first team under Martin O'Neill.

Berger has now revealed that his good friend Vladimir Smicer, who is currently back at Slavia, is playing a major role in luring him back to the club.

Berger and Smicer played together at Slavia, before they both went on to find glory at Liverpool and now they could be set to reunite again.

"Officially I have not discussed it with anyone but Smica (Smicer) has been persuading me to return and I am already affected by it. I want to return home," Berger told Hat-trick.

Slavia open their new stadium later this year and Berger insists it is an ambition to play there.

"I am allured to the idea of playing alongside Smica at the new Slavia stadium and I know the coach (Karel) Jarolim, I even played with him in a team," he added. "But mainly because of my family I would like to settle down finally so that our children do not have to travel about the world."

Berger's current deal runs out in the summer and will be free to join Slavia in the summer.

Slavia have confirmed they would like to sign Berger and that they are relying on Smicer to convince him to join them.

"We have discussed it with Patrik's agent Pavel Paska but we'd rather leave it to Vlada Smicer," the club's general director Petr Dolezal said.

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