Delaney Truce - At Last
Hopefully this is the last word from Aston Villa defender Mark Delaney following the public row about his contract. Delaney was angry that the one-year-option had been taken up as opposed to him getting an extended contract and David O'Leary criticised via the press Delaney for talking to the press.
He has now issued a statement via the official site clarifying the situation:
'Further to discussions between the Board of Aston Villa Football Club and my representative, the situation regarding my future at the Club has now been clarified.
The Board have made it very clear that I am part of the Club's plans for the next 16 months, however, if another Club is prepared to give me the opportunity of a longer term contract, the Club have confirmed they will not be unreasonable in their demands for a transfer fee.
I would like to thank the Board for their understanding in this matter.'
Lets hope that is the end of yet another long drawn out farce at Aston Villa. No wonder 48% of those that voted in last weeks poll said everything was too negative at Villa.
His agent has also suggested that Mark might be closer to fitness than first expected and could make a surprise return this weekend.
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