Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

USA Keeper Brad Guzan Fee Agreed

USA Keeper Brad Guzan Fee Agreed

Villa have agreed a fee with Chivas for goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

The 24-year-old hinted yesterday that he thought all would be concluded in the next day or so and has now told ESPN:

'It's been absolutely unbelievable. Obviously being able to stay at a club for three-and-a-half years, learning and growing as a player, as a person. I've been very thankful for Chivas USA and everything they've done for me. And obviously the league has made tremendous strides, and hopefully it'll keep going in the right direction.'



According to the Express & Star the fee is in the region of £1million and quote Jorge Vergara, a part-owner of the Chivas confirming:

'He’s leaving for Europe, to England specifically, and we’re very happy and very glad that another Chivas player is going to Europe.'

Villa are also still being linked to another American shot stopper, with fresh reports saying we are after Blackburn Rovers 37-year-old Brad Friedel.



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 12 2008
Time: 11:51AM

Comments

0
Just hope Glensider is a rotten judge of keepers!
Gordonsleftboot
12/07/2008 12:08:00
0
So what happened to the work permit issue?
Nimmo
12/07/2008 12:10:00
0
To be fair Gordonsleftfoot I think it was Glensiders Brother-in-law who gave the opinion on Guzan. It's been reported on sky that the bid has been accepted.
gappy65
12/07/2008 12:12:00
0
wasn't the work permit complication a result of a lack of international caps - i can only assume he's got enough now - he played against england etc.
joerothuk
12/07/2008 12:16:00
0
i'm quite pleased with this, mon is getting the most for little cash. 2 million is really small change. Not sure why so many fans want him to an understudy to another keeper. Surely guzan will now have to play 75% of our league games so he can get his visa renewed, however i might be wrong. I think the lad will be our first choice
_aron_
12/07/2008 12:21:00
0
He still hasn't signed yet but did he not get MLS player of the year or something like that so he must be uesful.
Pking
12/07/2008 12:21:00
0
Apparently he's only got 5 caps. How is that enough? Hope he's as good as Kasey Kellar!!!
AMS78
12/07/2008 12:22:00
0
According to sky text it's expected to around £750,000 not the £2-million as before.
gappy65
12/07/2008 12:31:00
0
5 caps will be enough is he has featured in 75% of USA's games over a period of time
UTV
12/07/2008 13:09:00
0
I hope he has been brought in to develop as a number two (could have used better terminology) and not as the starting keeper!!!!
fatloser
12/07/2008 15:42:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Follow Sheff Wed v Aston Villa On Twitter - 24-2-18

Aston Villa go to Hillsborough as the visitors to Sheffield Wednesday today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

It's The Match-day Villa Times Full Of AV News & Views

The latest Aston Villa news, views and social media via the uno fish ial one...

Sheffield Wednesday Squad Ravaged By Injury Crisis

I thought our injuries were bad until I saw the Sheffield Wednesday walking wounded list!

One Transfer Deadline Was Never Enough Was It

You've got to love the football authorities, if transfer deadline days weren't ridiculous enough already - they've now begun to breed.

Aston Villa Archived Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Villa v Sheff Wed (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win48%
Lose25%
Draw27%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Brawn wants F1 league table for tracks
Latest Vital Boxing News
Smith Gets Change of Opponent in WBSS Semi-Final
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions494
2.The Fear467
3.sirdennis323
4.JuanPabloAngel308
5.mike_field283
6.DeanoVilla173
7.Melon Donkey173
8.Silhillvilla163
9.HeathfieldRoad1874154
10.BodyButter153
Vital Football Comment