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Ulisis de la Cruz Released?

Reports in the Sun today claim that Aston Villa have released utility player Ulises de la Cruz.

There is no mention of this on the official site or reports elsewhere but it does seem that the Ecuador international will be allowed to leave in the summer, along with many more as O'Leary looks to re-build following the disastrous season just gone.

Villa bought de la Cruz from Hibernian in 2002 for the princely sum of 1.5 million. Despite pleading to be allowed to leave in January David O'Leary insisted on keeping him and also said that the club had received no offers for the defender/winger. He made just four starts this season and had three sub appearances.

Reports elsewhere back up Vital Villa's claim earlier in the week: Click Here that James Milner will enter into talks for a permanent move this week.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 18 2006

Time: 3:20PM

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Ulises is out of contract at the end of this season (presumably the 31st of May) and isnt being offered a new one. Therefore, he has effectively been 'released' but from the end of his official contract he wont be a Villa player thus he isnt being 'released' rather his contract just isnt being renewed. O'Leary said a few weeks ago that if he can he will offer him a new contract in the summer if he can't find a new club after the world cup. Doesn't really make sense to me - if you want him to stay offer him a new contract now don't just offer him one out of pity coz he cant get one elsewhere! Then again O'Leary does say a lot of stupid things...
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18/05/2006 17:30:00

Ulises is out of contract at the end of this season (presumably the 31st of May) and isnt being offered a new one. Therefore, he has effectively been 'released' but from the end of his official contract he wont be a Villa player thus he isnt being 'released' rather his contract just isnt being renewed. O'Leary said a few weeks ago that if he can he will offer him a new contract in the summer if he can't find a new club after the world cup. Doesn't really make sense to me - if you want him to stay offer him a new contract now don't just offer him one out of pity coz he cant get one elsewhere! Then again O'Leary does say a lot of stupid things...
tall_paul83
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18/05/2006 17:30:00

Its a shame to lose him really as he offered us cover in many areas of pitch.
Bobbymsb
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18/05/2006 17:48:00

Its a shame to lose him really as he offered us cover in many areas of pitch.
Bobbymsb
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18/05/2006 17:48:00

Put his wages towards someone else. ..Though I am expecting him to now play a blinder in the World Cup and sign for Barca. *back to dreamworld
asdasdasd
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18/05/2006 19:03:00

Put his wages towards someone else. ..Though I am expecting him to now play a blinder in the World Cup and sign for Barca. *back to dreamworld
asdasdasd
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18/05/2006 19:03:00

u have to move on and for that u have to clear out the dead wood
green giant 12
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18/05/2006 19:08:00

u have to move on and for that u have to clear out the dead wood
green giant 12
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18/05/2006 19:08:00

Not in my opinion a huge loss. Never really impressed me wherever he played. In defence he was a complete liability. When going forward had pace, but never used it effectively. Not sure he was ever really of Premiership ability.
glensider
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19/05/2006 02:40:00

Not in my opinion a huge loss. Never really impressed me wherever he played. In defence he was a complete liability. When going forward had pace, but never used it effectively. Not sure he was ever really of Premiership ability.
glensider
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19/05/2006 02:40:00

he was well dodgy at right back cost us a goal a game....
son_of_cher
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19/05/2006 17:31:00

he was well dodgy at right back cost us a goal a game....
son_of_cher
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19/05/2006 17:31:00

Did a good job when he played I thought and received some unfair criticism when being played out of position most of the time!
Tierney
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20/05/2006 11:19:00

Did a good job when he played I thought and received some unfair criticism when being played out of position most of the time!
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