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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 31 2006

Time: 3:35PM

Your Comments

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
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
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
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
Where can I get a ticket to get to hatsville?
murph
Where can I get a ticket to get to hatsville?
murph
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
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
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
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
lol ! I cant believe he was signed in the first place
crosswesleyanchapel
lol ! I cant believe he was signed in the first place
crosswesleyanchapel
 

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