Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

O'Neill confirms Barry bid (AUDIO)

O'Neill confirms Barry bid (AUDIO)

Press Conference Length: 3 Min 15 Sec

To listen to Martin O'Neill revealing Liverpool's Gareth Barry & his reaction CLICK HERE

After admitting that Liverpool backed up speculation surrounding Gareth Barry by putting in a formal offer, Villa boss Martin O'Neill revealed he was upset at the manner in which the story reached the media.

The bid, O'Neill outlines, is not a straight cash swap but instead player exchanges could be involved - however no decision will be made until the end of the season.

The Irishman adds he has not even discussed the bid with his captain, but expects the player to honour his contract, which still has 2 years left to run, and emphasises he is building a team to compete at the top and does not want to sell his best players.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Lee
Date:Friday May 2 2008
Time: 4:36PM

Comments

0
This is so annoying, but their season has finished and the local rag needs to sell papers. The leak has most likely come from Barry's agent who was asked a direct question from a reporter. I just want us to finish the season with a fluorish and not get distracted.
tarzan
02/05/2008 17:48:00
0
Certainly not the ideal time for all of this stuff to surface, not with two very important games ahead of us. If Gareth is indeed to move on, as I suspect he is, then lets shelve all talk on the subject until after the West Ham game. Not of course that I'm suggesting that we as a club are encouraging such rumours, far from it, the leaks etc seem to be coming from the Anfield end. Cant think that Gareth's agent is involved at all tarzan, at least I would certainly hope he's not.
glensider
02/05/2008 18:40:00
0
will he go to Liverpool?
merlin
02/05/2008 19:50:00
0
Merlin, very probably. I agree with Glensider. It doesn't bother me too much, as we can move on, as long as we don't get sh"""ted on the price. Spurs and Charlton always manage to get top dollar for their jewels, why can't we?
tarzan
02/05/2008 21:34:00
0
Agree tarzan, thats the key thing. We've 'given away' way too players at ridiculously low prices. If he goes, we have to get top dollar. Two years on his contract, current England international, top quality footballer who would grace any premiership outfit, we've got to hold out for around 15 million quid, and not be fobbed off with Liverpool rejects as make-weights in the deal.
glensider
02/05/2008 23:01:00
0
Are you kidding me? I really think barry will stay. listen to MON, he is showing great ambition, and i think he fought our corner superbly. what a legend. liverpool are acting like a non-league club. we are on the up and gareth barry knows it. we want to overtake liverpool and if barry stays i think we can. come on bazza don't move.
ric112
03/05/2008 01:06:00
0
I'll be VERY disappointed, upset and surprised if Barry left, as he's shown real class this season, BUT there's surely no point keeping a player that doesn't want to be there? No one is bigger than this club and as long as we get the relevant money for him (around £12 mill I think is fair) we will replace him and move on.
In MON we trust!
03/05/2008 08:38:00
0
Lets hope he stays with you. Why would he want to go to Liverpool anyway?
dazza71
03/05/2008 08:59:00
0
I find it hard to understand why Liverpool would think we want their cast offs. If the players are not good enough to hold down a regular first team place at Anfield, and none of those offered fit that catergory, why should they be good enough for Villa? The truth is they are not good enough for us at least not swapped for Barry. Perhaps if they offered all three, Riise, Carson and Pennant plus Crouch then it could be worth considering. Mind you they still would not replace GB. Me, I'll leave it to MON to sort out and if, and it is a big 'IF', GB still wants to leave after he had heard MON's plans then in my view he is worth £16m minimum.
Obediah
03/05/2008 15:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Who Will Aston Villa Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Villa To Break The Bank For McCormack?

It's being reported that Aston Villa are hugely interested in Fulham goal machine Ross McCormack.

Pearson In Limbo With Takeover

It was being being reported over the weekend that former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson was now the favourite to take the Villa Park hotseat in the Championship next season.

Siegrist Takes Ainsworth Praise

Young goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist had slipped off the radar lately.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

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

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn2%
Clark53%
Lescott1%
Toner3%
Hutton2%
Westwood12%
Gana1%
Bacuna2%
Cissokho1%
Ayew17%
Gestede3%
Sub - Sanchez0%
Sub - Sinclair3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
The messiest start of Kvyat's career
Latest Vital Boxing News
Hughie Fury Wins After Cut Stops Fight
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions105
2.kefkat50
3.The Fear40
4.sirdennis25
5.villasince6722
6.Silhillvilla20
7.Thomas Holte17
8.LORD RON SAUNDERS15
9.DeanoVilla14
10.col813
The Vital Football Members League