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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?






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Date:Monday July 10 2006

Time: 8:48AM

Your Comments

Can see this be another screw up by Ellis/O'Leary and he goes for either less or the exact amount that we paid him, just to get some transfer money. Is this going to be another situation where we end up with egg on our faces.....Surely if the rumour going around that we are looking to see the Superntine car park for 7.3 million, why on earth do we need to get rid of Baros.....especially for such a low figure!!
bentonm
baros isnt worth more than that, thats why! how can you expect to get more? he is hit and miss, and didnt even play well last year. was he even in the czech world cup squad?
elmo85
nice to see a bluenose on this site....and you reckon heskey was worth 5.5 mil??
bentonm
lol...we need to keep Baros at all costs. Where are we going to find another striker as good as him for 6m? Given the right service he could be a 20 goal a season striker. However, he does have his off days when he can be very frustrating. But this isn't the big business Douglas was hoping for. I think we could be in serious trouble if Baros goes. He scored some vital goals last season and if he hadn't, we would have been relegated (the 2 against Small Heath for a start). So now after losing Milner, it looks like we'll lose Baros too. Will the last one to leave please turn out the lights on Doug
DougInABox
even when he signed he didnt look overjoyed at coming to villa.
JASON
My grandad fought in the war, shall i send him down to Villa Park to defend Baros or shall we cash in on the pretty boy and buy another 3 average players to come and sit on the bench and watch the likes of our multi talented big name players that Ellis has splashed out on?
leelindsay
If Baros really wants top go, let's make sure that we at least get our money back and say "thanks for the important goals." I agree that good goal scorers are hard to come by but be honest, how well is he going to play if we hold on to him against his wishes? We have some good quick strikers so why not splash out 3-4 million on someone to do a job, a big strong lad who is competant and will hold the ball up well, someone who will gibve us 8-10 goals a season but will also give Moore and Gabby someone to play off. With things as they are aty VP now, no top quality striker is going to be happy with the poor serviove they receive. Let's just concentrate on being hard to beat again by suring up a leaky defence and then use reliable players to get the goals when we can. As Real Madrid have found, a team of stars does not always produce a star team. Are there any reliable, big strong, hold the ball up, type players out there that we could get for 3-4 million? There must be, perhaps we should look to Africa, they appear to have an overflow of that type of player.
Villain Of The North
Most clubs splash out on a big signing and then show that they mean business to show other players around the league that they are serious when they come in for them. Villa will show again that the face DE, DOL and STRIDE have no idea what they are doing. What is the point of making a big signing and then turn around a year later, say we have no $$ and look for bargins in the lower divisions after selling the star. Baros said that we are a big club with ambition, I think if we were to ask Solano, Crouch, Cole, Milner, Bakke, Berson, Allback and Hits the Hammer they would say differently. We will probably sell Baros at another loss buy a couple overpriced players and end up at the lower end of the table again. Where is the leadership, where is the planning?
NY Villa
Thought Doug said he wasn't for sale. And we all believed that, didn't we? If Baros has to go Villa must hold out for a high bid, not take the first low offer that comes along. What's the point of having a 18 million buy out clause if you're going to accept a much lower offer? More proof that there are idiots running our club.
Steve W
Official site is reporting Ellis as saying he isn't for sale on the cheap and Hamburgs representatives have returned to Germany, whether they come back with an improved offer is up to them.
fatloser
An 18 million buy out clause, some farker was having a laugh when they thought that one up. Should not be sold for less than you paid for him, think you should sell Serpentine Carpark, not sure where he's from but I have heard his performance described as very flat.
TeddyLyon
Doug's tone has changed somewhat on the official site. He's gone from 'he's not for sale and he wants to stay' to 'he won't be sold on the cheap'. Suggests to me that Baros wants to go and the club want to sell. Next season isn't looking too bright
DougInABox
If Baros wants to go we have to let him as long as the price is right (minimum 1 million profit) but then we will have two problems, motivating the rest of the team to believe that we are still ambitious (nearly impossible already) and who would trust O'Leary to invest 8 million correctly?
Villain Of The North
 

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