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Villa In £20 million Bid For Lionel Messi

Villa In £20 million Bid For Lionel Messi

Martin O'Neill has confirmed that he is considering making a £20 million bid for Lionel Messi - but he can't guarantee Barcelona wouldn't laugh.

Speaking to journalists to break the news at a news conference that never happened, O'Neill said after some cropping and rejigging of the sentance:

'As we speak we are a million miles away, offering £20m for Lionel Messi.'

So there we have it, Villa are after Lionel Messi and although the initial £20 million bid leaves us miles away, as we all know, when at distance the longer you go the closer you get.

Or something like that anyway.

In other news Benitez wants £15 million for Crouch, so it shows £20 million is more than fair for Messi, given the fact Liverpool think Barry is worth only £10 million.

You assume the extra £5 million is for the height difference between Barry and Crouch.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday May 8 2008
Time: 2:51PM

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This will be on newsnow within the hour.
steako
08/05/2008 14:58:00
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I was wrong, it took 5 mins.
steako
08/05/2008 15:01:00
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haha, quality
johnnyuk
08/05/2008 15:03:00
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I laughed when we were rumored to bid 80m for him, so I have to laught at this one. LOL! :)
Fan of Blues
08/05/2008 15:07:00
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I know this is tongue-in-cheek, but the idea of this is laughable. Isn't there a £97m-something release clause in his Barca contract, anyway...?
HenryW15
08/05/2008 15:14:00
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Is this funny? Hmm................
young_jonah
08/05/2008 15:45:00
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I don't find this funny considering the fact tottenham are after Eto'o, except realistically. I see we are linked with 2 Leicester City defenders today. We go after players from defenses that are being relegated from the championship - and tottenham go after 35m rated Strikers from Barcelona. This is disturbing.
los_angeles_villan
08/05/2008 17:50:00
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Judge Mr O'Neill on his actions, not the meanderings of bored journalists.
evoflash
08/05/2008 17:53:00
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I'd just like to point out at this point that Spurs have also been linked with those 2 Leicester defenders. Seeing as that seems to be how you are judging our transfer dealings, does this information make you feel better?
Carlosio
08/05/2008 17:56:00
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Also Leicester(believe it or not) had avery good defensive record....it was that fact they could not score that lead to them being relegated ...along with the fact they had three managers in a season and three the season before I think
fatloser
08/05/2008 18:04:00
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