Villa hitman rejects Midlands switch

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Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey has rejected the chance to rejoin Leicester City this summer.

Foxes boss Sven-Goran Erikson revealed he held conversations with the former England international at the start of the summer, but the former Liverpool hitman rejected the opportunity to move to the King Power stadium.

“I spoke to Emile Heskey a month ago and asked him if he wanted to come to us and the answer was ‘not for now, maybe next season’,” said the Swede.

Heskey moved to Aston Villa for £3.5 million in January 2009, and has made 81 appearances for the Villains since his switch from Wigan, scoring 13 times.


Rarely prolific, the forward has build his reputation as an excellent strike partner, something he's shown at Villa Park alongside Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent with Aston Villa.

It's unknown how Alex McLeish will look to use the forward at Aston Villa in the coming campaign, but Heskey's quotes didn't appear to rule out a possible move next summer to the club where he made his name in the late 90s.

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