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Curtis Davies Becomes Baggies Villan

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.

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 31 2007

Time: 12:42PM

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Great! been chasing him all summer and it ends up being a 1 year loan with a view to a permenant transfer. What happens if he has a great season and one of the 'big 4' come sniffing around?
andrew144
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31/08/2007 12:46:00

The loan thing does seem a little strange. Looks like WBA looking for more cash.
Adam Deuce
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31/08/2007 12:48:00

Im not happy with this one year loan,I can see us getting stiffed somewhere along the line
Pking
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31/08/2007 12:48:00

the deal is unreversable and apparently for tax reasons so he will DEFINITELY be a vill a player next summer regardless of the what the big 4 think of him... that is unless they bring the big big bucks!!! Hooray for a link actually coming to pass. Now, anyone seen a right back around?
simonbigron
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31/08/2007 12:49:00

I agree andrew144, i posted that earlier on the rumours page. we never do it the simple way. just cough up the cash and take a risk, this deal seems open to me?
*Holte*End*Star*
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31/08/2007 12:50:00

There has to be some sort of clarification from the club on what is going on with this deal,what does first option actually mean?
Pking
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31/08/2007 12:55:00

Pking, I had the same concerns but.. WBA have chosen to do it this way for Tax reasons, like simonbigron says its irreversible. They've made 25m on deals already this summer. 500k loan deal then 8.5m at end of the season. They'll have less tax to pay and pay Luton less in the sell on fee. Majestic signing, a massive talent. My Luton friend said he's was the best player he'd seen for years.
tarzan
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31/08/2007 13:04:00

I hope you're right Tarzan but how does anyone know?Could WBA jack up the price if he does well?what if someone else comes in for him?
Pking
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31/08/2007 13:10:00

It sounds like a great deal. A fee of 9M seems to have been agreed with West Brom, and if Curties Davies looks the deal during this season long loan, we'll be able to get him any time for the remaining 9M. The big four won't be able to snatch him under our noses. Good deal, to me.
delirium
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31/08/2007 13:13:00

Baggie Bill in the Mail says: VILLA today clinched the loan signing of Albion's Curtis Davies in a move which allows Martin O'Neill extra financial clout to dip into the transfer market today.......' Still plenty of money to spend...??? Any how, welcome Curtis, welcome to Aston Villa. You've got a fight on your hands to displace Laursen and Olof. Prove to us that you're capable of playing for Villa and England. Prove that you're worth the suggested 9m price tag. This is a good move chaps, we'll see the best out of our central defenders this season due to healthy competition. Also, we'll see his real price tag come May next year, if we achieve top 6, fine we'll pay the 8.5m, if top 8, 6m, below 10th place, baggies can have him back!
bazzah
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31/08/2007 13:14:00

Curtis Davies is majestic you mark my words! The Baggies cannot jack up the deal, the our money men wouldn't allow it. Otherwise we'd have to get them pay us money if he was Sh1%
tarzan
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31/08/2007 13:19:00

I wont be happy till I know for sure,I wonder what Luton make of this they were probably expecting a tidy windfall today.Would it be a case of the fee is agreed in contract and WBA cant increase it,what if Davis doesn't want to sign for us at the end of the season?
Pking
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31/08/2007 13:27:00

I wouldn't worry, our legal eagles will have it sorted. You've been harmed by the "Ellis years". Sorenson on the way out?
tarzan
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31/08/2007 13:32:00

Hopefully that leaves money for us to get Boswinga - Martin O'Neill has watched Luke Young and Glenn Johnson move clubs and still he waits!! Even saying today he may have to wait until January. Perhaps this 'saved' Davies money may go on the RB he wants. I am wracking my brains and think it MUST be Boswinga!! Who else could it be??
deano.avfc
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31/08/2007 16:22:00

Welcome aboard Curtis, welcome to one of 'The Big Five'. Dont like the 12 month loan myself either, it just seems to leave open doors that should by right be closed. Guess we'll just have to worry about dotting the i's and crossing the t's come next May, and deal with any hiccups that may become evident then.
glensider
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31/08/2007 18:03:00

Really thought he was destined for Tottenham. definitely a good piece of business by MON.
glensider
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29/11/2007 20:07:00

 

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