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Alan Smith Joins Joe Cole In Villa Transfer Links

Alan Smith Joins Joe Cole In Villa Transfer Links

The Newcastle United Blog is talking about a report (which I can't currently find!) linking Aston Villa to Newcastle and former Leeds United striker/midfielder Alan Smith.

Smith moved from Manchester United to Newcastle last summer for £6million but the blog says that he'll find it tough to get too many games up front with all their strikers fit again.

They go on to claim a fee of around £4million might well be accepted.

Sunderland and Everton have also been linked. The blog says 'We fully expect Alan to move on before the end of August.'

Another report suggests that Liverpool have joined Villa in the chase for Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole.

a) I am not convinced we are chasing him
b) I am not convinced that Chelsea are looking to sell him
c) I am sure that Chelsea would not want to sell him to a close rival in Liverpool?
d) There is no d) but I'm enjoying myself making lists!

Apart from that, the reports could be 100% correct!!!!

Chelsea fans would be upset at the exit as they named the England international their player of the year last season however reports suggest he is unsettled with the arrival of Deco and if they also sign Robinho the midfielder might need to look for a new club for first team football.

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 12 2008
Time: 12:44PM


"d) There is no d) but I'm enjoying myself making lists! " - Lol, nice one!
12/08/2008 12:53:00
Seems like we're going for last seasons players of the year with Cellaur and Cole......who next?
12/08/2008 12:55:00
Smith - NOOOOOOOO! I'd be even more downbeat than when we bought Marlene! However he has proven to be quite excellent so there's always the MON factor of Smith being turned around to his former glories....but could he play a whole season without being sent off? Is his leg injury limiting him - he might well be fit ebough for a medical but does that mean he is fit enough to be a top striker? I feel deep down that his best days are gone....Rather have Martins to be honest.
12/08/2008 12:56:00
bentonm: good point. I was thinking that MON likes t buy players who have won awards for their club, i.e Maloney - young SPL and Celtic player of season, wasn't NRC West Hams fave too?, Guzan was MVP in USA league, Friedel must've been BB's fans player of year, Cuellar cetainly was SPL player and Writers fave players, L Young was MBoros player of sesaon....I think I've cracked it....check if De La Red was players of season for his club and we know we;ve got him! Plus Cole....? Blood hell. Elementary Watson.
12/08/2008 13:00:00
There was an article over on club call mr fear. I don't rate AS at all, not even with the MON effect running on all cylinders. Never rated him. I do however think it's interesting that MON didn't say he "hoped" to bring in some more players after cuellar but that "we will be bringing in more"... This to me suggests there are a few other deals close to completion or as good as done. Could see larsson, de la red and santa cruz being on the list... I'm also not convinced Luke Young is MON's first choice right back, it could be that he's still in for miguel.
12/08/2008 13:02:00
I got Shropshire vets player of the year!! I'll wait for his call!
12/08/2008 13:04:00
How old is Smith? If he's fit i don't think he it would be a bad signing at all. We still need numbers & Smith does have quality. He may (may) have had his best days before that awful injury at Man U but he will still get us goals. Carew and Gabby for me didn't put enough chances away wheras Smith is a proven goalscorer. We'll take him.
12/08/2008 13:06:00
I'd have Larsson or Johnson of Man C to b honest Johnnyuk. De La Red and RSC would be a dream team thing even tho i know not about the De La Red. Fingers crossed eh?
12/08/2008 13:06:00
You tit
12/08/2008 13:06:00
When has smith ever been proven to be anything other than a plonker? I don't remember him even with the services of ronaldo being prolific. Waste of space and wages if you ask me. I'd be happy to see johnson aswell koolbill.. Rumour on villa blog is that a big was put in for de la red, and would make sense as MON seems to be buying players with some sort of club/country connection. I think it's a pretty smart thing to do. Keeps his team spirit thing going.
12/08/2008 13:12:00
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