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Two Defenders Linked To Villa

Two Defenders Linked To Villa

Not that much going on in the press at the moment rumours wise.

According to the Telegraph Villa enquired about West Bromwich Albion defender, who last season I believe was their captain (although quite amazingly, I could be wrong!) Curtis Davies. This link has been around since the January transfer window but according to the report today, Martin O'Neill won't match the rumoured £9million price tag.

Must admit, although I want to see new players incoming, I would agree that £9million is too much. Not because I'm an expert on Baggies players and their value, but my window cleaner (please bear with me!!!) is a Baggies man through and through and he nearly fell off his ladder when big money was mentioned for the defender! So there, conclusive proof if you ever needed it! Oh shut up, you don't get quality reporting like this anywhere else!

The Times would have you believe Villa and Everton are in the hunt for Portsmouth's left-back Matthew Taylor. The scorer of some spectacular goals last season is said to be valued at around £8.5 million. If he was a right-back I'd believe this report, not so sure on the pressing need for a left-back though, we have Wilfred Bouma, a Dutch international and Gareth Barry as cover. That said, our other left-back, Jlloyd Samuel, was allowed to leave this summer so... ?

Not sure why Everton would be linked, no disrespect but I thought they were broke?

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 1 2007
Time: 10:17AM


Everton are in Europe and looked great last season?
01/08/2007 10:23:00
Everton are broke. They want Smith but need to offload Beattie first. I'd love Davies and would pay big money for him. Arsenal wanted him a couple of years back and I remember someone somewhere likening him to God!
01/08/2007 10:27:00
Nugent, Jagielka, Smith & Baines all openly want/wanted a move to Everton. I agree they don't have the cash, but they have Europe, a good manager and a good team. It's all about motivation to play for Villa for me.
01/08/2007 10:33:00
Luton fans think Davies is god.
01/08/2007 10:34:00
I think we should have signed Paul McShane.
01/08/2007 10:57:00
Tarzan, Everton looked far from great at Villa Park last season. They are broke, and I think we should go for Taylor, as Bouma is a centerback, and a good one at that. He adapted well to the leftback position, but prefers the center. We need a bit of flexibility in defence, so if the worse happens players can comfortably swap position to allow another on.
01/08/2007 11:21:00
I'd like us to sign Agger from Liverpool
01/08/2007 11:23:00
Matty Taylor would be an excellent buy. Very much like GB in alot of ways but slightly quicker IMO; can play LB or LM and I would say is just the kind of versatile, quality player we would be looking to add. I can't see us getting him but if we did I would be made up. No problems with cover at left back with GB, Wilf and Matt Taylor in the squad!
01/08/2007 11:30:00
Does'nt help that we need a right back, Taylor is a left back, we need a new centre half and that Hangeland is alot cheaper than Davies.
01/08/2007 12:13:00
Astonmilan that's an arrogant attitude you're showing, Everton played us off the park at home last season (we were lucky to scrape a draw in the end) and they finished above us in the league. That's what counts - results. Whether you like it or not Nugent, Baines , Smith and Jagielka want to join Everton and not us. Wh Hangeland LIKE?
01/08/2007 12:32:00
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