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James Milner Back To Villa Park?

James Milner Back To Villa Park?

Very little press talk today, only one of interest that I can see is The Daily Mail claiming that Villa are going to return with a new bid for Newcastle winger James Milner.

Must admit I'd like Milner back, he is young, aggressive and fit in immediately when he came on loan under David O'Dearme a few seasons back.

Kevin Keegan has repeatedly said the midfielder is in his plans but that hasn't stopped constant links to Villa move. This time they claim Villa are going to bid £6million. With Mike Ashley in charge, who knows, he might want to re-coup some of the money he threw at Newcastle to buy them. That might put a huge strain on relations with his manager though as it appears his return to the Toon might not have had the sort of financial backing he was promised. Can you believe that Ashley bought the Toon without any due diligence at all?

I digress!

The paper claims that Milner might look for a move because he spent a lot of time out of the team last season once Keegan took the helm and they have brought in Argentina international Jonas Gutierez this summer who looks likely to take the wide right position that Milner favours.

What do you think, would you like to see Milner - who so nearly signed errantly season before last before Freddie Shepherd changed his mind and called the player back (he was on his way to Villa for talks) back in the mighty claret and blue?

Personally I think it would be a great move, another piece of the jig-saw, then bring in a top striker and Villa could do some major damage this coming season!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 13 2008
Time: 9:56AM


Yes, would like to see him back. Useful addition to the squad with more than a bit of potential!
13/08/2008 10:06:00
I think this would be a excellent move, routledge is playing well pre-season, he and Milner would be good competition for each other.
13/08/2008 10:08:00
Yep, a good signing ... competition will keep people on their toes and playing for their places.
Silver Fox
13/08/2008 10:23:00
I've been backing Milner to be the one to fill our RW vacancy for a good while now - wanted to see him back in C & B since he left, I was well gutted when I heard Newcastle pulled the plug at the very last minute when we were poised to sign him. I'd be astounded if we got him for £6m though, can't see Keegan letting him go for much under £10m from what he's said previously. £6m would be a bargain in my eyes.
13/08/2008 10:25:00
Nice squad player addition nothing more nothing less, wouldn't be too bothered if we didn't get him.
13/08/2008 10:26:00
Can we stop the O'leary bashing please, its not a good bunch of lads. Id like to see Milner here, we would then have 4 good wingers and four good central midfielders (assuming Barry stays)
13/08/2008 10:31:00
James Milner will be a top signing, he was our best player barring Barry in DOLs final season, imagine how it would be under MON!!!!! *drools a little
13/08/2008 10:34:00
James Milner will be a top signing, he was our best player barring Barry in DOLs final season, imagine how he would be under MON!!!!! *drools a little
13/08/2008 10:34:00
Not a huge fan, but better than SWP, as I think he is well overrated. IMO
13/08/2008 10:39:00
Yes sign him up he was always my first choice for the RW spot.I like his attitude and he has everything we need.I disagree with some who reckon he would only be a squad player hes much better than that.
13/08/2008 10:43:00
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