At Euro 2004, Baros
showed that a relatively unsung striker in an unfashionable outfit can land Golden Boot honours.
has scored six goals in 22 games for Lyon, under the management of former Pompey boss Alain Perrin who swapped him for Aston Villa striker John Carew last summer.
, who scored just 14 goals in 51 games at Villa following a pounds 6.
, who left the Premiership for Lyon this season, has been pictured holding his nose while pointing at a black opponent.
, the Czech striker who rarely sparkled in 18 months at Villa Park, has since joined Olympique Lyonnais in a swap deal that saw John Carew move in the opposite direction.
Now, having recovered from an injury that ruined his World Cup ambitions, Baros
looks more like a dud Czech.
Villa cashed in on their good fortune to deadly effect with Mark Delaney, Juan Pablo Angel and Baros
again netting in a one-sided second period.
And on early evidence Milan Baros
looks worth every penny of the pounds 6.
On the eve of Villa's opening Barclays Premiership game of the season at home to Bolton tomorrow, O'Leary said: "I cannot speak about Baros
Liverpool are believed to have turned down a pounds 5m bid from Aston Villa for Baros
, insisting the offer is way short of their valuation for the Czech star.
Sanz, who is looking to regain power at the Bernabeu after losing the 2000 election to Florentino Perez, insists he has reached agreement with Baros
- the leading scorer at Euro 2004 with five goals.
The Czech international scored a hat-trick against Crystal Palace in his last appearance and Rafa Benitez is hoping Baros
can recapture that form against the Greek Champions.