posted on Jun, 27 2003 @ 11:39 AM
Aston Villa's bid to sign Paul Robinson has stalled after the Leeds goalkeeper's representatives announced talks with the midlands club "have broken
down at a very early stage".
Robinson had earlier launched an outspoken attack on new Leeds chairman Professor John McKenzie after the Yorkshire club accepted a bid of around
£3million for the 23-year-old.
McKenzie had claimed the fee was only agreed after it became clear Robinson had set his heart on quitting Leeds but the player responded by saying:
"He (McKenzie) is just trying to make himself look popular at my expense."
And a statement from the SEM Group, who represent Robinson, said: "Talks between Aston Villa Football Club and SEM on behalf of Paul Robinson, which
officially began with the permission of Leeds United AFC, have broken down at a very early stage."
In the statement, Robinson, who is currently out of the country on holiday, said: "I am looking forward to returning to pre-season training at Leeds