Villa Bid for Rangers' Cuéllar
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Villa Bid for Rangers' Cuéllar

Villa Bid for Rangers' Cuéllar

Aston Villa have confirmed that they have agreed a fee with Rangers (well The Gers' had no choice) for their Spanish centre-back Carlos Cuéllar.

The news late on Monday evening suggested that Villa have matched a release clause in Cuéllar`s contract, and the player, who I am reliably informed was SPL player of the year last season, is expected to sign for Villa if his statement to the Rangers Official website is anything to go by:

"I came to Rangers due to the professional manner of their officials and management and their promise of success. Everything I had been told about this fantastic Club has been true and last year's UEFA Cup run is something I will never forget.

"My ambition has always been to play for my national team and I believe that playing in the biggest league in the world for Aston Villa will help me realise that"

The 27-year old will now travel to Villa Park to sort out the formalities, as Martin O`Neill looks to add another piece of the defensive jigsaw puzzler of pre-season, alongside new signings Brad Friedel, Luke Young and Nicky Shorey, not to mention last years signing Curtis Davies.

Don`t forget the attackers Marty!

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thanks a lot glensider mate it's good to stop by and talk to decent and proper football supporters. I will be cheering yous on in the future and I always like to see ex rangers players do well and the clubs they are playing for too. All the best in the future guys.
12/08/2008 23:23:00
You get guys on here like GregE1873 and it really helps restore faith in the belief that supporters are all really the same. Nice of you to stop by Greg, interesting to read your observations, and very good luck for the SPL season ahead.
12/08/2008 21:06:00
Sounds as if we've landed ourselves another genuine quality central defender. Good piece of business by MON. Things are very definitely looking up. A decent team is taking shape.
12/08/2008 21:00:00
Glad to see that Martin has taken my advice. (See Vital Villa transfer thread number 1). Must be because Martin and I went to the same school!
chocolate teapot
12/08/2008 13:11:00
No bother guys thanks for the comments back it's appreciated. I agree and thank Pking Davis is a top player I really hope we get him it would soften the blow of losing Cuellar a bit and being knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers last week too and as much as I was dissapointed to lose Carlos at least it will allow him to show yous his quality and hopefully help you break into the top 4. You are a club going places and i look forward to watching Cuellar on Match of the Day haha all the best villa fans.
12/08/2008 12:27:00
GregE nice to seee Vital use for what it was intended, decent football supporters exchanging Views. Thanks dude.
12/08/2008 10:04:00
HOPE this goes through. Not trying to be negative but the guy hasn't signed yet. What a defensive line-up and Keeper we will have. UTV
12/08/2008 09:15:00
Man - I'm so chuffed. And it's Aston Villa...Aston Villa FC! We're by far the greatest team the world has ever seen.
12/08/2008 08:45:00
As Rangers have always been my second team since I was a kid in the John Greig days I watched this guy several times for Rangers in Europe last season and kept shouting "sign him up" to the TV!!! He was tackling, heading, blocking everything - he really looked like a one man defence at times. I don't think he'll have the same "settling in" issues as Petrov as the guy is just a rock, he reminds me of a cross between Mellberg and Southgate. He has Melly's stature and Southgates uncanny ability of being in the right place at the right time to get in a block, tackle, etc. Well done MON!!!
12/08/2008 08:44:00
I agree with MattUTV just a no.8 (joe cole, dela red) would be great now, from what is says in the article he WANTS to play for villa. could be an astute signing but whats going on ????? he's foreign? lol
12/08/2008 08:43:00
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