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Mellberg Going Or Not?

Rumours have been circulating that Olof Mellberg has been in Turin talking about a move to Juventus. The Villa defender is free to sign a pre-contract with any club as his contract ends in the summer, Thomas Sorenson and Martin Laursen are also free to do the same. It is all a bit mind blowing to see the value of players all able to leave for nothing should they wish.

The reports claim that the 30-year-old Swede has been in Turin and underwent a medical for Juventus and will join them in the summer.

A Villa spokesman said: 'Olof going to Turin or anywhere is news to us at Aston Villa.'

O'Neill is already on record saying he would like the player to stay, so one has to ask, where is the problem?

O'Neill said: 'There will be a host of interest in Olof and I think he wants to see what is there for him because this is a really important stage for him. Would I like Olof to stay? Absolutely.'

Other reports are suggesting that Juventus have officially informed Villa of their interest. Mellberg has refused to confirm or deny the reports saying in Sportbladet

'I will not comment on rumours or newspaper stories on this matter.' Adding when asked about the Turin trip rumours 'I do not want to comment on anything at this stage. This rumour has just as much to do with Aston Villa also. Whether I sign for someone else or agree an extension with Villa, or whatever I may yet decide, it will become official fairly quickly but nothing has been done yet.'

I must say I don't blame him taking one more challenge before the end of his career so if he does go, I'd say good luck to him.

Would rather he stayed mind you!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 11 2008

Time: 10:59AM

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I wouldn't be to bothered if he left as long as we sign a RB. We have enough cover at CB with Davies now looking worth the money paid and it may also give Cahill a look in at the 1st team, therefore removing the need to leave. Melly has been a great servant for us but i think its time to replace him with a specialist RB and move the club forward.
tdiddyo
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11/01/2008 11:32:00

as long as we keep laursen i wish mellberg the very best, he has been fantastic for us and given us the best of his years.
Stig
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11/01/2008 12:01:00

Yeah me too. Who can blame him for wanting to try it at Juventus after 7 years here? Besides, he just don't cut it at RB.
The Usual Suspect
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11/01/2008 12:43:00

If he goes we must replace him with a BETTER player (be it RB/CB)- better than Olof will be hard to find....
bazzah
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11/01/2008 15:23:00

I think that the vast majority of us, and probably MON too if the truth were known, has accepted that Olof will be on his way. Good Luck to him. He owes us absolutely nothing. He deserves the opportunity to get the best deal thats out there, and thats available to him. If he ends up plying his trade at Juventus, then so be it. We'll move on.
glensider
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11/01/2008 15:45:00

Great player, great servant to the club and a really nice bloke too.
Jon.H
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11/01/2008 18:00:00

I'd love them both to stay but Olly owes us nothing. Hell, he hates Porno F.C nearly as much as we do! Good luck to him whatever he decides to do. Letting Laursen go however would be suicide.
Madirish
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11/01/2008 22:30:00

 

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