Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday April 17 2008
According to The Sun, one of a few papers who seem determined that Villa will offload Gareth Barry, say that Steven Gerrard is 'backing' Rafa Benitez's wish to bring Barry to Anfield. Isn't that tapping up a player? It will certainly have an unsettling effect on our captain.
According to the red top the scouse and England midfielder, who is close friends with Barry, 'gave the plan an emphatic thumbs-up'. They continued: 'SunSport revealed on Tuesday that Benitez has made Barry, 27, his No 1 transfer priority. He has contacted Villa boss Martin O'Neill and has told him he can have first option on the likes of Peter Crouch and John Arne Riise as part of a possible player-exchange deal.'
The fee if no exchange can be arranged according to the press is £12million. According to our latest poll there isn't a fee around worth selling Barry for as it would send out the wrong signals!
Maybe if we have to sell him we take Peter Crouch, Scott Carson and John Arne Riise + £5million! :o)
As far as I can see, there are no quotes for this story but if Gerrard has been talking about another teams player, then we should go all out not to sell the player to that team, as said it seems to me that there is an attempt here to unsettle our skipper.
Join Vital Villa
Get involved and suggest an article. This website is your website and we are looking for people to contribute. So if you attend a game, full or reserves and have an opinion, why not write a match report, or have your say on any issue you wish Villa related. Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Villa.
Date:Thursday April 17 2008
The Villa Times - 24/10/2014 (Friday October 24 2014)
Lawro In Villa Win Shocker - Mystic In Depression (Friday October 24 2014)
Which Kick Off Time Is Hated The Most? (Friday October 24 2014)
Lambert - Time To Change Our Focus (Thursday October 23 2014)
Vlaar Wants A Return To Winning Ways (Thursday October 23 2014)
Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Lambert Hoping Everton Was A Blip (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Sanchez Now Ready To Be Relied Upon (Tuesday October 21 2014)
|1.||Pride of Lions||702|
|8.||Villan Of The North||156|
|Aston Villa||0||-||2||Man City|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Hull City|
|11. Hull City||8||2||4||2||0||10|
|12. Aston Villa||8||3||1||4||-8||10|
|15. Leicester City||8||2||3||3||-2||9|
|Vital Preview: Liverpool vs. Hull City
» Liverpool : 24/10/2014 13:21:00
|No City Refunds?!
» Man City : 24/10/2014 13:20:00
|The Villa Times - 24/10/2014
» Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:55:00
|Lawro In Villa Win Shocker - Mystic In Depression
» Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:28:00
|Sunderland v Arsenal Match Preview
» Arsenal : 24/10/2014 11:15:00