Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Didier Agathe Has Villa Offer

Didier Agathe Has Villa Offer

Martin O'Neill has offered Didier Agathe a short term deal at Aston Villa after the Frenchman with the hope that the player will do enough to convince the Villa boss he is worthy of a long term deal.

We reported last week that Agathe has been training with Villa so O'Neill could take a look at the former Celtic player.

O'Neill told the official site: 'I'm hoping Didier will take up a short-term contract offer we've given him. Obviously the Didier Agathe of a couple of seasons ago would be a great addition to the squad. He's not had the greatest of times in recent months, but I've seen enough in the short time he's been here with us. He played in the reserve game at Reading and, particularly in the second-half, he did enough to deserve this offer.'

Adding 'If he can return to the form I know he's capable of, I'm hoping that he might see this as an opportunity to secure a longer term deal here at Villa Park. I've seen a hunger to get back to his best and I'll be absolutely delighted if he can get remotely close to it. He's played at a high level. He's played in the Champions' League and was tremendous for Celtic in the Uefa Cup run a few seasons ago. So, if he can get back to his best, he has plenty to offer.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 8 2006
Time: 5:42PM


good for squad i think he has good pace too!!
08/09/2006 18:07:00
Dont know too much about him. I know that he's 31, presumably was out of contract at Celtic, and began shopping himself around? Another valuable body to a relatively small squad, and under the circumstances I think its a good decision by MON. A short term contract, if he accepts it, will provide him with an opportunity to prove his worth at Villa Park, and in doing so, earn himself a longer deal. Cant see how we can be the loser.
08/09/2006 19:40:00
There's a little bit more about him on the Vital Celtic site, if you're interested. We all trust O'Neill's judgement, but...
08/09/2006 20:43:00
With all of the links between the two clubs that keep cropping up, I was wondering whether a friendly would be good at the end of the season (sure, it's a way off!). Would be a cracker!
08/09/2006 20:44:00
who needs a freindly when we could be playing them in the champions league soon enough
08/09/2006 22:07:00
Havent seen him before, but no time like the presen to do so..
09/09/2006 04:14:00
Look, I'm sure he'll do a good enough job for you - just don't expect him to play all 90 minutes of all games of the season because he won't be able to. But who knows - he surprised me when he moved from Raith Rovers to Hibs to Celtic, so he could surprise me again. I don't want to see him fail, I just think you should realise this signing is akin to when Liverpool bought David Speedie 15 or so years ago!
09/09/2006 12:09:00
Who can blame MON for looking to bring in players he has worked so closely with, judging by Petrov's start!
11/09/2006 23:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Garde On Sanchez - Sanchez On The Fans

Manager Remi Garde has been speaking of the importance of Carlos Sanchez to our lightweight midfield, and Sanchez has been praising the fans and promising them...

Steer Returns To Huddersfield

Young goalkeeper Jed Steer has now returned to the John Smith's Stadium and Huddersfield Town on a one month loan spell that will expire on Boxing Day.

Garde On Grealish, No Panic & Watford

Manager Remi Garde's pre Watford press conference has now taken place and as you'd expect there were a number of topics covering given our perilous position in the Premier League.

Audio - Garde On Grealish & Other Bits

Manager Remi Garde has spoken about Jack Grealish and the latest storm, as well as other bits today from the world of audio clips.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Sanchez70%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - N'Zogbia1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 13 8 4 1 28 8
2 Man Utd 13 8 3 2 27 10
3 Man City 13 8 2 3 26 14
4 Arsenal 13 8 2 3 26 12
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 13
6 West Ham 13 6 3 4 21 4
7 Everton 13 5 5 3 20 8
8 Southampton 13 5 5 3 20 5
9 Liverpool 13 5 5 3 20 2
10 Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 19 1
11 Stoke 13 5 4 4 19 -1
12 WBA 13 5 2 6 17 -5
13 Watford 13 4 4 5 16 -2
14 Swansea 13 3 5 5 14 -4
15 Chelsea 13 4 2 7 14 -6
16 Norwich 13 3 3 7 12 -8
17 Newcastle 13 2 4 7 10 -12
18 Sunderland 13 2 3 8 9 -12
19 AFC Bournemouth 13 2 3 8 9 -13
20 Aston Villa 13 1 2 10 5 -14
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
One final duel for 2015
Latest Vital Boxing News
DeGale Warned to Keep It Clean!
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Nov 28 2015 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions985
2.The Fear591
The Vital Football Members League