Liverpool In For Barry? Forget It!
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Liverpool In For Barry? Forget It!

Liverpool In For Barry?  Forget It!

Vital Villa had a rumour in our forum on the 10th April that Gareth Barry was wanted by Liverpool (the rumour went on to suggest we'd be looking at getting John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch as part of the deal).

Today The Sun have caught up, not bad lads, just 5 days later. They have an article by Shaun Custis saying that Rafa Benitez is desperate to lure the Villa skipper to Anfield and that they would be prepared to pay £12million for him.



Get out of town.

How could our captain and now England international be worth so little?

As voiceoftheholte just said in our : forum thread (click here)

'If we were to comment on every transfer rumour we would be here all year, let alone all day. In simple terms, Barry goes away with England and trains and talks to other quality players. If Gerrard thinks he is quality he would have told Benitez. So yes it is plausible for Redscouse to want Barry. Yes they are likely to have more of an attraction in terms of European Football and possibly wages. But that is never the whole story.'

Adding, 'As for the £12 million quote, that has been put out by someone at Liverpool to set a benchmark. Villas response should be that we are a buying not selling club and that infact, we are considering a £15 million bid for Gerrard and Crouch. Silly I know, but they started it. I mean £12 million for Barry?? With the money sloshing around football now lets start at £25 million + Crouch. Every player has his price but you make sure that the price only favours the selling club.'

Well said voice!

Liverpool, forget it... and that goes for Chelsea as well!

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I wish the little git would sign out when he's finished : )
16/04/2008 00:49:00
A lot is riding on our qualification for Europe, would Barry and others want to jump ship so quickly? I like to think not, but I am a glass half full type of guy, would Barry want to be just another midfield option at a club with leadership problems or stay and be the Captain of a team on the up, with a respected manager, the adulation of the faithful and the chance of becoming an all time great and record breaker at Aston Villa. yes I am biased, but maybe he is the type who likes to be the big fish in the small pond, or maybe he will give us another season and see how the land lies.
Dion the villan
16/04/2008 00:47:00
Like others on here I could see Barry leaving for someone like Liverpool. 12 mil is having a larf U paid 18 mil for Carrick which puts Barry in the 20 mil bracket at least.
15/04/2008 20:26:00
If Barry wanted to leave fair enough but i certainly don't want to see him go, I'm quite surprised to see how many of my fellow villan's don't seem to mind the idea.
chris the villan
15/04/2008 19:46:00
Couldn't believe it when I read it but I'd be very happy to see him at Anfield, but I wouldn't put put it past Rafa to put crouch in with the £12million aswell. Can't understand it but Croucnie seems out of favour with the boss and may well come down to that. I really wouldn't want that.
15/04/2008 19:36:00
id only accept around 20 million for barry, 12 is just a plain joke.
15/04/2008 19:19:00
Cant see why you should be 'lampooned' for saying that tarzan. I think every Villan out there knows that without competitive european club football to offer, we'll have great difficulty attracting and/or keeping the better quality players. Its common sense.
15/04/2008 18:56:00
Barry is real class tarzan.....I couldn't agree more with Deano's post. Pivotal moment for our club this......we should not be seen as a club willing to sell our best players.
15/04/2008 18:54:00
I think Liverpool have much bigger fish to fry, they've secured CL for next season and are a massive club. They'll be after real class from Europe (like Torres). We need Europe, it's a catch 22 situation, there's no other reason why we've applied to the Inter Toto. Decent players will move on from us and/or not join us unless we have Europe. end of. I get lampooned for keep saying this. The Coker transfer and most others are drawn out for teams outside the top 4, as decent players want European competition on their CV and the extra cash. Many City have won a couple of games now, so it's vital we finish above them.
15/04/2008 17:49:00
can we bring romario outta retirement? was still top scorer at the age of 42 ha ha
15/04/2008 17:37:00
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