O'Leary after quality additions
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The cut-price sale of Harry Kewell was the latest transfer of a player for a fraction of what they could be worth, as the transfer market continues to slump.
New Villa Park boss O'Leary says that he is very aware of bargains around in the transfer market, but is only interested in quality players.
"I hope we can get players, but I'm not going to get players that are just for sake of getting players," said O'Leary.
"I believe in getting quality players.
"I think there's bargains all the time. Harry Kewell is a bargain. Paul Robinson was a bargain, when you see the price. I think the market is full of bargains at the moment."
O'Leary is keen to give all the members of his current squad a chance to earn a place in the first-team.
Juan Pablo Angel, Alpay and Basko Balaban will all be given a chance by the former Leeds boss during pre-season.
"Everyone will start with a clean sheet," stressed O'Leary. "You've got to say that. This is not my team that is in place. I've taken it over.
"Will Alpay, Balaban and Angel be involved? If they fit in, then yes."