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Aston Villa's Sunday Press Transfer Talk

Aston Villa's Sunday Press Transfer Talk

Not a massive amount going on with regards to the transfer window gossip but there are a few interesting snippets.

According to the Sunday Express Newcastle striker Michael Owen would be willing to take a wage cut from his reported £110 000 (or £120 000 it depends which papers you believe!) a week pay packet in order to get a move in the January transfer window.

Obviously we've discussed Owen before and done polls on whether he'd be a good signing for Villa or not.... and also even more obviously, only one man's opinion counts on this, Mr O'Neill's! It would certainly be a high risk move but imagine him and Gabby up front? Could be very enticing and more importantly, think just how far that 1 goal per 2 games ratio could shoot Villa up in the league? Owen IF fit, scores. Could he stay fit? Not for me to agonise over I guess, but I'd gladly go up to Geordie land to pick him up!

Another interesting snippet is that Everton manager David Moyes says they have no money for January. They have been linked a few times, as have we, with Michael Owen!

Meanwhile, and again in the Sunday express, a bit of good news...! Emile Heskey will apparently turn down a January move to Villa and let his contract run out at the end of the season. The 30-year-old 'striker' (apparently he is a striker despite the fact he rarely scores?!) will then be able to move on a free and pick up one last bumper contract.



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday November 23 2008
Time: 11:55AM

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I dunno about you guys, but nothing pleases me more to hear that Heskey will turn down a move to the Villa. Yes, he's a big fella and can hold the ball up, but doesn't JC do that? And besides, he's always injured and well on the wrong side of 28!
claretandbluestu
23/11/2008 15:00:00
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agreed, heskey seems to be a carew who doesnt score. decent cover but to old and costly for that really. i still think iaquinta or kuranyi would be good
NorthcliffeBandit
23/11/2008 15:21:00
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what about cisse not sure how long his loan is for at sunderland but has been playing well in a team that has been pretty poor..
aussie_villan
23/11/2008 16:52:00
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no italian strikers or african playboys...

keep it british or a hard working foreigner

Villa is a team built of team players not individuals

one huge reason why we are playing so well is because our lads communicate and understand each other brilliantly on the pitch
holte_ender8
24/11/2008 00:11:00
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i agree totally holte_ender, I really respect the way Villa are going about things your team isnt made of stars but team players who play for the shirt, sure youve got quality aswell but the work ethic MON drives into your side will take you places. Spurs had the same a couple of years ago with Carrick and Davids in the midfield but we lost our way with too many dodgy foreigners or workshy flair players. Its the reason Everton always seem to do well despite an average team on paper. Youre better than they are though - we came 5th a couple of times i think you can do 1 better and i hope you pip the goons to 4th
HuddersfieldYiddo
24/11/2008 02:09:00
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I'm going to go for Owen or Huntelaar and Babel. I like the contingency we have. English, Scandinavian and Dutch.
los_angeles_villan
24/11/2008 04:14:00
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Wow. Micheal Owen. I can't believe we're being linked with someone of his reputation. I'm very excited. I reckon Darren Bent would be a great addition. Look at him now he's got a bit of confidence. Imagine what Mr O'Neill could do for him.
evoflash
24/11/2008 15:16:00
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I'm going to start a campaign for Podolski......he's said he wants to leave in January, and HE IS QUALITY!!!! He's the man. Get him and get Owen, and we're as good as top4 IMHO! :P
YatesyVillain
25/11/2008 04:57:00
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Just hope that Marts got a couple of top quality proven strikers lined up. Its no secret to any Villan that thats clearly where we are lacking right now.
glensider
01/12/2008 19:41:00
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We need options and variations up front, alternatives that currently aren't available to us. We are going to struggle to break teams down at home with just the one central striker acting alone, which looks to be increasingly the case with JC regularly picking up these niggling injuries that he cant seem to shake off.
glensider
01/12/2008 19:43:00
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