Laursen wants unity
Aston Villa defender Martin Laursen has urged his team-mates to resist the lure of any major clubs this summer in order to build on their promising season next term.
"I can see how it can be a problem if one of the 'big four' teams comes in with £20million for one of our players," he said.
"It would be difficult for a club like Villa to ignore that, but the final decision will still come down to the player.
"I think there is a good argument to say they are better off here, playing and developing every week, rather than not contributing at another club.
"This is a club who are going places. We have a lot of good young players here, so an England striker like Peter Crouch should be interested in coming to Aston Villa.
"It's why I signed a new contract here - because I believe in the future. I can't see myself playing for another English team."
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