Tuesday media watch [07.08.12 AM]: El Ahmadi praised
Birmingham Mail: Villa expect a warm welcome from Werder Bremen when they put the finishing touches to their pre-season preparations with a friendly against the Bundesliga hosts this weekend. But during the club's controversial first ever trip to Germany 74 years ago there were Nazi surprises for the claret and blues when they were forced to give Hitler-style salutes.
Setanta Sports: Shay Given believes Aston Villa keeper Benji Siegrist will reap the benefits of a loan spell this season. Siegrist, who has been part of the Switzerland squad during the Olympic Games in Britain, is regarded as a bright prospect for the future at Villa.
Football Conference: Former Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland international defender Stephen O'Halloran has signed for Blue Square Bet Premier new boys Nuneaton Town. O'Halloran, 24, is the latest addition to Kevin Wilkin's squad as he adds the final touches to his preparation for the new season.
Best Of The Rest
Guardian: Manchester City have been told they will have to pay more than £22m to lure Daniel Agger from Liverpool, having made an informal approach for the Denmark international.
Mirror: Italian giants Juventus are ready to switch targets - and try to snatch Luis Suarez away from Liverpool.
The Sun: Cristiano Ronaldo claims he would like follow David Beckham and play in the MLS.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.
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