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Sidwell and Barry Resolutions?

Martin O'Neill has hinted that Steve Sidwell will soon be Claret and Blue, and in doing so, Liverpool themselves have the potential to conclude the Barry saga.

It is expected that Steve Sidwell will be unveiled as a Villa player within the next 24 hours. In mediaspeak that means somepoint between me typing this sentance and the transfer window next January.

If this unveiling does come off as expected, it has opened the door for a proposal from Villa to Liverpool.

Martin O'Neill has been a long term admirer of Steve Finnan, unwanted by Liverpool, and could well be the key to concluding the whole mess according to the Evening Mail.

If rumours are correct, O'Neill values Barry at 18 million and is holding out for 18 million from Liverpool.

Our manager also only values Finnan at 1 million.

There is middle ground, and the Scousers get to reduce the wage bill and get rid of a player they don't want in the process.

It is now suggested that Villa will either take 18 million or 17 million plus Finnan.

The Mail further suggest that any deal will have to be concluded on our terms with Liverpool paying up whatever fee within two years on the traditional Premier League structure of 50% upfront and the remainder in 12 months, (first I've heard of that) as opposed to the new structure which allows buying clubs to pay equal installments over the length of the 'new' contract signed with the player.

Speaking to them, presumably referring to the last failed bid, O'Neill said:

"Liverpool have come back to us and we have responded to their proposal with a letter.

"We`re still waiting to hear back from Liverpool after putting that proposal to them.

"It`s really up to Liverpool. I really don`t know how it`s going to work out at the moment.

"I`m sure there will be some sort of resolution at some stage or another."




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 8 2008

Time: 2:02PM

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Going by other transfer windows what MoN is saying is barry is of to liverpool for 7 mill and were signing some one from a championship sides reserves
Astonian Villan
Yeah, I'd be VERY happy with 17 million + Finnan!! But again, I don't see the relevance between the sale of Barry and the purchase of Sidwell... surely we'd buy Sidwell even if Barry had stayed!!!
romanianvillain
I suppose Finnan has been away from Small Heath long enough to be welcome at VP ;)
GCR_villlan
Thats a Good deal for 10-14 million pound player,which is what barry is.Finnan would be ideal to cover for a first choice right back hes a good player with a lot of good experience.
villakieran
M'ON has already stated that regardless of what happens with GB, he will strenghten the squad, so he will go for Sidwell. Barry's future is somewhat unclear at the moment anyway, Liverpool may even end up pulling out for GB (Dont think they will, but it is a possibility). Would also be good if Sidwell can wrap up his move in the next 48 hours, but that all depends of if he has agreed terms with Villa and undergone a medical.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Totally agree JOHNCAREW.CREW we should be using the money from barry for a world class replacement. Van der vaat etc and still be getting sidwell bentley bent ferdinand a new right and left back anyway.
astonsteve
VDV would be quality, however Jol has said he isnt going anywhere, but the power of a money can make someone think twice.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Astonian Villa - M'ON has only signed one player from the Championship so far (Curtis Davies - but WBA are actually a Premiership side now) so to say he is only looking for Championship players is slighty inaccurate.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
"what MoN is saying" and "M'ON has already stated". Sorry, but you are NOT quoting what MON has said or is saying, you are quoting what the PAPERS say that MON has said. Not the same thing by a looong stretch of the truth. When will fans distinguish between what the papers say and what is happening in the real world?
BobTheBuilder
OS - "If Gareth had decided to stay we were still going to address it..." What is on the OS site is more accurate than what is said in the papers, and I dont think there the editors of avfc.co.uk would put up something which didnt come from the man himself
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Hope the Sidwell deal is concluded without delay. I still think that we'll face serious competition for his signature, and I find it difficult to believe that its as cut and dried as is being made out.
glensider
Finnan I'm not so sure about, but we need a right full back, and there aren't too many out there who are available.
glensider
Can someone point out just where MON confirmed Siddywell is inbound?
murph
murph dont think MON has confirmed the Sidwell deal it has just been stated in the press i read it on the evening mail website who said he would sign within next 24 hours.
astonsteve
 

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