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O'Leary Defends Steve Stride

O'Leary Defends Steve Stride

David O'Leary has confirmed that there is a big question mark over Milan Baros for tomorrows game v Arsenal and also defends the clubs decision to have a sell on clause in the former Liverpool strikers contract.

He said: 'I think Steve Stride (Operations Director) has done a brilliant deal on it. England is turning the same way as the continents and these clauses are common all over Europe. You see Messi at Barcelona - he has a massive buy-out clause. Freddie Bouma had a buy-out clause for £3million at PSV. Once we hit the £3million, they were able to talk.'
'Now first of all, we don't want to sell him, we know what we've got. But if he has a good World Cup and somebody comes in saying: 'There's £17million, this club has got to seriously look at that and I might be able to buy a few players on that. There's loads players who have those sort of clauses now and it's good business. I think Steve Stride's done an excellent job putting that in the contract. Looking down the line, that's in the contract and it's been signed, so the player can't then turn around and say: 'The club turned down £13million or £14million, because he's the one who signed the deal in the first place.'

He also says 'I think that's the way football is going to go in the 21st century and nobody can criticise Villa for agreeing that sort of deal.'

It will be interesting to see how the world cup goes, looks to me that Villa are relying on the Baros sale to fund next seasons purchases, if they don't sell him, we'll be lucky to get £3million to strengthen. Our latest poll asks if Villa will sell Baros, seems the majority are already resigned to his exit.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday March 31 2006
Time: 3:35PM

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Yes, I definitely think he's out the door, and will be playing his football over on the continent next season. I cant for one minute though believe that we'll only sell him if it provides us with a 'huge profit'. If someone offers us what we paid for him, we'll take it, particularly if he wants out, as he seemingly does.
glensider
31/03/2006 17:05:00
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Yes, I definitely think he's out the door, and will be playing his football over on the continent next season. I cant for one minute though believe that we'll only sell him if it provides us with a 'huge profit'. If someone offers us what we paid for him, we'll take it, particularly if he wants out, as he seemingly does.
glensider
31/03/2006 17:05:00
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If we get £17 million for Milan Baros, good world cup or not, I will eat my hat and every other Villa fans hat in a big hat eating gorge fest at the hat dome in hatsville.
deanovilla
31/03/2006 17:21:00
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If we get £17 million for Milan Baros, good world cup or not, I will eat my hat and every other Villa fans hat in a big hat eating gorge fest at the hat dome in hatsville.
deanovilla
31/03/2006 17:21:00
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Where can I get a ticket to get to hatsville?
murph
31/03/2006 17:39:00
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Where can I get a ticket to get to hatsville?
murph
31/03/2006 17:39:00
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Deano's right. He's been playing international football for years. He was at a high profile club and couldn't get his game. When push came to shove we were the only club that were willing to pay 6.5-7m. The big teams know about him and weren't that bothered. A good world cup might get them interested but only chelski would pay so much over the odds.
ooahPaulMcGrath
01/04/2006 07:10:00
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Deano's right. He's been playing international football for years. He was at a high profile club and couldn't get his game. When push came to shove we were the only club that were willing to pay 6.5-7m. The big teams know about him and weren't that bothered. A good world cup might get them interested but only chelski would pay so much over the odds.
ooahPaulMcGrath
01/04/2006 07:10:00
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He's still only young and has a very raw talent, in the right team I still say he could be fantastic. Hope the right team is us and that he starts banging them in season after season.
The Fear
01/04/2006 12:04:00
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He's still only young and has a very raw talent, in the right team I still say he could be fantastic. Hope the right team is us and that he starts banging them in season after season.
The Fear
01/04/2006 12:04:00
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