Ian Atkins: Why Everton's loss is Aston Villa's gain
Aston Villa have brought in Everton's chief scout Ian Atkins as their new chief scout/head of European recruitment.
The 59-year-old, who was born in Birmingham and previously captained Villa's city rivals, has previously worked with Steve Bruce at Sunderland.
Steve Round has moved to reshape the transfer side of things at Villa since his own arrival.
Here's what Greg O'Keeffe from the Liverpool Echo thinks about Atkins' switch to Villa Park and how it will impact the Toffees.
As Ian Atkins swaps his base at Finch Farm for Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath, it is not just his vast expense of... read more
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