UK time is: 19:35:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sunday's Villa Transfer Rumours

Thought there would be a bit more on the rumour front today as the transfer window opens for us (and everyone else obviously!) tonight at midnight.

The News of the World claim that Martin O'Neill is returning to his old haunt, recently relegated Leicester City to try to prize away 17-year-old defender Joe Mattock and 20-year-old Richard Stearman, who can play at right-back and centre-back for around 2.5million.

Rumour rating? Both players are England U21 inernationals, so these links do make sense judging by what MON has been doing since his arrival.

The People claim that Peter Crouch will be leaving Liverpool as he is prepared to buy out the final year of his contract but that he will be moving abroad with Villarreal apparently looking at him.

Rumour rating? Not sure I believe this one, I think he'll be off in the summer, he is too good a player to sit on a bench half the season, but think he'll stick around the Premiership with both Villa (not possibly more unlikely after the public falling out) and Portsmouth being linked in recent months.

Meanwhile The News of the World claim that Gareth Barry will give in a transfer request this week as he has set his heart on a move to Liverpool. They even have an 'inside source' who says: 'Gareth feels it's time to move on. He's given his all to Villa but feels he now needs the new challenge and the opportunity to compete at the very top of the Premier League.' Arsenal and Chelsea are also said to be interested.

Rumour rating? Sadly, quite a high possibility. Spoke to a couple of people this week in the game (hey, I have an 'inside source' wahey*) who are convinced he is on his way to Anfield.

*wahey, copyright John Cresswell!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 11 2008

Time: 10:22AM

Your Comments

Believe it or not if Barry goes life will go on and we will get better as a team. I personally don't think he will go.
Donzarra
Agree Donzarra, wouldn't want him to go but if he does, the club goes on. Has done before, will do again!
The Fear
No time to catch our breath now. The rumours will be flying thick and fast. Agreed Donzarra. Look back to when Andy Gray and Johnny Gidman moved on, we thought it was the end of the world. Two years later we were League Champions. Life does indeed, and most certainly will, go on.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Lambetr Upbeat Ahead Of Saints Clash (Thursday April 17 2014)

Villa Confirm Suspensions (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Culverhouse and Karsa Suspended (Tuesday April 15 2014)

U21s Lose To Chelsea (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 820
2. The Fear 721
3. ClivetheVillan 266
4. Barney2004 245
5. Villan57 219
6. tarzan 193
7. Villan Of The North 186
8. sirdennis 182
9. BlackCountry Villa 172
10. Sussex Villan 170

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Crystal Palace 34 12 4 18 -14 40
12. West Ham 34 10 7 17 -9 37
13. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32

Breaking League News

Lambetr Upbeat Ahead Of Saints Clash
Aston Villa : 17/04/2014 19:13:00
No Fresh Injury Problems Ahead Of Southampton
Aston Villa : 17/04/2014 19:04:00
Lord Mayor Charity Cup Match For Academy
Aston Villa : 17/04/2014 19:00:00
Italian Wanted?
West Ham : 17/04/2014 17:41:00
Three on Wanted List
Man Utd : 17/04/2014 17:36:00
Ruddy: We're Scrapping For Our Lives
Norwich : 17/04/2014 17:22:00
Liverpool: Anfield Expansion Moves A Step Closer
Liverpool : 17/04/2014 14:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many more points will we get this season?
Suggested By:  villa2stoke1
0 34%
1 15%
2 9%
3 13%
4 14%
5 2%
5-10 9%
11+ (in your dreams) 4%