Cahill A Go Go
Gary Cahill has, as expected, gone out on loan.
The England Under-21 defender and slayer of all things blue, has gone to Sheffield United having fallen down the pecking order at Villa with the arrival of Zat Knight and Curtis Davies.
Cahill insists he is happy at Villa and not looking for a move but has gone on loan to get games.
Bryan Robson secured the three month loan for the Blades despite tough competition.
Cahill told avfc.com: 'My career's going fine but I felt what was important was keeping it going by playing games. I played a lot of matches last year for Villa and then for England at the European Under-21 Championships this summer. So it's important for me to be playing regular football.'
He also spoke to former Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie who convinced him 'the manager and players are great and the manager gives good advice'
Cahill added, 'It was a difficult decision -it's like when the West Brom thing came up I really want to be playing for Villa. But I looked at the overall picture and Villa are quite strong in the defensive department at the moment. I respect the gaffer for letting me go out on loan, even if it's for four or five weeks because it's better than not playing at Villa.'
Good luck Gary, hope this proves to be a loan and not the start of the long goodbye!