Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Agent Talks Up Spurs Player Move

Agent Talks Up Spurs Player Move

Oh great, more agent talk.

Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda, linked to a move along with Jermain Defoe, is very interested in joining Villa according to Willie McKay, his agent.

Is this the same agent who helped the player agitate for a move from Wigan only last year?

He said: 'Would Pascal welcome a move to Aston Villa? Of course he would. He is looking to leave Tottenham and Villa are a big club with great potential.'

Not totally sure about Chimbonda, he is a French international and always looks ok to me, but I can be pretty blinkered, if they aren't in Villa's colours, they don't always register.

Maybe some Spurs fans can let us know what they think of him? There must be a reason why the new boss Ramos is looking to replace him?

Our latest poll asks what you think of the Chimbonda link.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 10 2008
Time: 3:50PM


yeah i dunno about him either, anyone who's been in the spurs defence this season, cant be good!
10/01/2008 15:55:00
Well he's a good defender, French international and has been wanted by Chelsea, however he's a bad egg meaning Ramos wants rid. I'm not too sure, i'd be pleased if we signed him but there are better.
10/01/2008 15:58:00
There are much better out there. Don't rate him at all. Would rather Melly stay at right back than have this journeyman!
10/01/2008 16:01:00
I always get a bit suspicious when they say they would like to join villa, ha ha, they gotta be rubbsih, the good players never comment
10/01/2008 16:05:00
He is a great defended and will serve you well assuming you get him. TBH since shelsea are keen on him I can't see you outbidding them. I'll tell you the reason that we are selling him is that in 2 yrs he'll be worth nowt as he is already 29. Daniel Levy wants his 5.5mil back and as there is a opportunity tpo see a 200% return on the original investment we'll take that cash and invest it in youth. He is a fighter and I like him a lot. I also don't mind your lot so I wouldn't be that unhappy if he went there - just cannot see you beating Chelski to his signature. Bad luck on the Manure game btw - I thought you played em off the park for the whole game just as we did the filth last night! Absolutely gutted! Ramos has the skills to pay the bills though so there is a good chance we can do em at the lane next week. Fecking Chelsea first though. - see it doesn't all have to be childish insults between rival fans.......... Big up the YIDS.....and come on you Villa
10/01/2008 16:22:00
On his day he is a very good player. Funnily enough he is a better defender when switched to centre back rather that his normal position. Very good going forward. I went mad when I saw the Chelsea links in the summer but now I wouldn't be too down if he left as he's been part of a disasterous defence all season whcih Ramos is trying to rectify.
10/01/2008 16:24:00
As a Spurs fan, I reckon you're right to be sounding a note of caution regarding Chimbonda. I'm pleased to see Ramos laying out some pretty sound ground rules - you're either totally committed or you're out! I think any player who has McKay as an agent's should be given a wide berth. After all this is the guy who handed in a transfer request at Wigan as he came off the pitch at the end of the final game of the season, citing a desire to win trophies and international ambitions... Then at the end of last season, Willie McKay was at it again, touting Chimbonda around Chelsea. Chimbonda's greedy,driven on by McKay, his head's been turned and iMO Spurs need to get rid asap. Although it pains me to say it, Krisvilla's right, anyone who's been in Spurs' defence this season aint a worldbeater! Think he'll be trouble wherever he goes - until he's at a so called top 4 club and is on even more ridiculous wages.
10/01/2008 16:32:00
He has one cap for France i beleive but has never been in the squad since the world cup (the summer he eventually signed for Tottenham). He first season was blinding but he hasn't got that sparkle this year. I don't know whether the Chelsea talk shook him up a bit but at times at the back he can be a bit lazy. Better in the oppositions box than his own.
10/01/2008 16:35:00
Funny how you don't mind us, I've got a thing or two to say about how I feel about your lot but I'll leave it off as your being so polite and thing. We souldn't get picky, we need someone to play right back and its as simple as that. I say get him, expecially if we get Defoe in the deal. UTV
10/01/2008 16:36:00
Would you take him as a make wieght for Barry?- thought not. He is good but it gets rather frustrating when he dreams about being a striker and is out of position when we are attacked. On his day he is fantastic but there are times you wonder. I am not convinced he will improve you unless you want competition for places?
10/01/2008 17:11:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Gollini Gets A Bit Blue

Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini has insisted the players are under no illusions when it comes to what this weekend's match against Birmingham City means to the fans.

Match Day Officials v Birmingham (30/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Birmingham City this Sunday.

Neilson Not A Willing Souttar

Heart of Midlothian boss Robbie Neilson has issued a hands off warning to Aston Villa following speculation that we are preparing an offer for defender John Souttar.

Fans Held Back This Sunday

West Midlands Police have released a statement ahead of this Sunday's derby clash against Birmingham City and confirmed that travelling Villans will be held in...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Mike Field
Editor email
Steve Wade
no email
no email
Turkish Penguin
no email
no email
Chris Heath
no email
M Calucar
no email
JuanPablo Angel
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Villa get promoted?
Suggested By: J P Fear
Yes, automatically25%
Yes, through play offs40%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
F1 Prediction Competition open for round 19
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eggington Stops Gavin in Eight Rounds
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.The Fear587
9.Stephen Jay Hawkings152
Write for Vital Football