Villa Set To Sell Baros
Hamburg chairman Bernard Hoffman and sport director Dietmar Beiersdorfer are believed to be travelling to the UK in order to start negotiation's with Villa's el Presidente Doug Ellis over Czech striker Milan Baros.
After just one season, Baros has realised that maybe moving to Villa wasn't the big move he really wanted and has been rumoured to have told everyone that he wants to go.
The main difference here will be the transfer fee. Hamburg will start around the £5million mark, however Doug Ellis is no doubt going to want at least the £6.5million paid for the striker last summer.
Baros does indeed have an £18million release clause in his contract, however after a world cup of just 60 minutes or so, coupled with Baros not really setting the Premiership alight...in a poor team not even Mr Optimist David O`leary is considering that kind of amount: 'I don't think we will be asking that now.'
I don't see it as much of a surprise, what will be interesting to see is just how much we get. Do we as a club finally do a good deal on a player, and how much of that is given back to the manager in order to fund new signings?