WORCESTER Raiders have made an ambitious approach to ex-Aston Villa striker Gabrial Agbonlahor, after the former England striker confirmed he would come out of retirement to play for “anyone” for no pay.

Raiders chairman Steve Harris confirmed the club have made contact with the player’s agent as they look to bring him to Sixways.

“Gabriel Agbonlahor is a player any club will be interested in when he says he would love to play football again,” said Raiders’ chairman Steve Harris

“He can add a lot to our ambitions we have here at Sixways.

“He’s played at the highest level and a player our manager Karl Gormley has admired for a long time and it would be great to have him here, he would certainly add a lot to our club.

“I can confirm we have made contact with the players agent, that’s all I can say for now.”

Agbonlahor made over 400 appearances for Villa and scored more than 80 goals in his time there, becoming a hero amongst supporters.

He was capped three times for England in 2008/09 season, being capped against Spain and Germany in friendlies before getting his first and only appearance in a competitive international, against Belarus in the 2010 World Cup Qualifier.