Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday August 31 2007
Curtis Davies has completed his move to Aston Villa.
The England under-21 defender has joined Aston Villa from West Bromwich Albion on a season long loan deal which should be come a permanent move next summer. In other words they still couldn't agree a fee for the player?
On the official Baggies site Tony Mowbray said: "The supporters are well aware that Curtis wanted to leave the club and play in the Premiership. I want to thank him for his efforts and total commitment to the cause last season. However, since our defeat at Wembley, he clearly felt his future lay elsewhere. This has resulted in Curtis not wanting to play for the team this season. Although he's a player of undoubted quality, we only want players here who are fully committed to the cause, which is what I've stressed all summer."
Adding, "Curtis hasn't contributed during the first five games and, with there being plenty of competition for places in central defence, I think this deal suits all parties."
Davies joined West Brom, making 73 appearances, from Luton for £3million in August 2005. Shame to see a player turn his nose up at playing for the club playing his wages, especially after being made their captain. Still, the summer long tug-of-war is over and we've a very highly rated central defender to add to our squad.
21 players... NEXT.
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