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Lee Hendrie Goes Cheap Cheaper?

So we have a report that Jlloyd Samuel might move to Charlton Athletic on the cheap, now we get one saying that Aston Villa's Lee Hendrie could be sold even cheaper. All this to strengthen the squad? HOW does that work?

The 28-year-old midfielder is being linked to Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion, Premiership new boys Watford and Sheffield United and was earlier in the season linked to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton.


Some reports are suggesting he will be available for as little as 500 000. So ok, we sell him and Jlloyd and make around 2million. Then what? What will 2million buy? Will it bring us two new players or are we going to be one player short despite the fact we already have a small squad?

Hendrie said: 'I've been close a couple of times to leaving Villa in the past but nothing ever happened, but it just looks like this time I will definitely be going. We have spoken to a couple of clubs but nothing has really been followed up. I don't want to leave. I've said that time and again but I feel as if I am being pushed out. I didn't play much last season. I found myself at times having the young lads playing ahead of me and that was a sign that maybe my days were numbered at Villa.'

Adding: 'This club means a lot to me but I can't really have another season where I play only a handful of games. I didn't start a game at Villa Park until the new year and at this stage of my career I need to be playing regularly.'

Vital Villa asked recently whether Villa should sell Hendrie, a massive 73% said Hendrie should stay UNLESS we get a bid of 2.5million or over for him. 10% said Hendrie shouldn't be kept and a further 10% voted for the 'he's always let us down, what has changed?' which suggests they also want him to leave! The remaining 7% said Villa should keep him if we can only get 1million for him, a sum often mentioned in the papers recently.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 24 2006

Time: 6:24PM

Your Comments

swap him for gera.
JASON
swap him for gera.
JASON
You forgot about Ajax
Bobbymsb
I think it will take more than just hendrie to take gera from them.
Bobbymsb
You forgot about Ajax
Bobbymsb
I think it will take more than just hendrie to take gera from them.
Bobbymsb
face doesn't fit you are out.. you have to be an O'leary man
fatloser
face doesn't fit you are out.. you have to be an O'leary man
fatloser
It would be a joke if he was sold for 500,000. He's worth more than that. having said that, I still feel he is a player we should be keeping hold of.
Tierney
It would be a joke if he was sold for 500,000. He's worth more than that. having said that, I still feel he is a player we should be keeping hold of.
Tierney
500 grand will get you no where and hes worth maybe 6 times more than that/
jono_forest
500 grand will get you no where and hes worth maybe 6 times more than that/
jono_forest
he's worth way more then 500k
green giant 12
he's worth way more then 500k
green giant 12
Sorry, just cant understand why, in our current situation, he's being sold. It defies logic. Another valuable squad player shown the door, and not replaced.
glensider
Sorry, just cant understand why, in our current situation, he's being sold. It defies logic. Another valuable squad player shown the door, and not replaced.
glensider
Can't believe all the support for Hendrie to stay. At the best an average player who flatters to decieve. His work rate and tackling back is poor, can't go past a player and distribution is poor NOT to mention his discipline!! He's done well out of Villa but i'm not sure we have done well out of him. Lets get the new broom out!
buck
Can't believe all the support for Hendrie to stay. At the best an average player who flatters to decieve. His work rate and tackling back is poor, can't go past a player and distribution is poor NOT to mention his discipline!! He's done well out of Villa but i'm not sure we have done well out of him. Lets get the new broom out!
buck
I don't think you can question Hendrie's workrate Buck, but I agree his discipline has let him and the team down in the past. However, the point is that Hendrie WANTS to stay and WANTS to play. And who would we buy for 500,000 to replace him??? If Berson and the twins are sold, that just leaves Gardener for cover in midfield
DougInABox
I don't think you can question Hendrie's workrate Buck, but I agree his discipline has let him and the team down in the past. However, the point is that Hendrie WANTS to stay and WANTS to play. And who would we buy for 500,000 to replace him??? If Berson and the twins are sold, that just leaves Gardener for cover in midfield
DougInABox
 

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