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Top Class Signings Due At Villa

Top Class Signings Due At Villa

Richard FitzGerald says there will be 'top class' signings brought to Villa Park this summer and says the state of the art Bodymoor Heath training ground will help persuade potential signings that Aston Villa once again mean business.

The Villa Chief Executive said: 'It's a very important part of the overall package as a player, not only in attracting new players but retaining the ones we've got. From an agent's perspective, clearly the environment the players operate in is absolutely fundamental and it's an important part of the infrastructure in place. Our number one objective is to have a winning team and for that you need winning players and winning players need to be treated correctly.'

Adding, on the official site: 'I certainly hope it's a real statement of the club's ambition. If you bring someone here, then clearly this is a deciding factor. It's about building a solid base because ultimately it's about winning consistently - it's not just about building one team for one cup run. It's about building an infrastructure that supports a top team if we're going to achieve what we want to achieve.'

'We all feel very positive about this but it's also about the togetherness - the football side are appreciative and I think we'll see some good results. We're certainly expecting some top class players here in the summer.'

Not often I can't wait for the summer, but the sooner the season is over and the shopping begins, the better!

I'll get a sticky player link thread up after the Bolton game, that should be fun through the summer, the January one ended up with a good few thousand comments!

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 8 2007
Time: 3:43PM

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I simply can't cope with all the positive vibes coming out of VP. Even the new badge is beginning to grow on me...
08/05/2007 15:56:00
yeah pongo i agree, i can't cope either, and that badge...i really like it now, i look at the current/old one and i dont like it anymore...its slowly turning me...
08/05/2007 16:11:00
whatever happened to all the doom and gloom?!?!?!?
The Fear
08/05/2007 16:21:00
it disappeared with HDE...
08/05/2007 16:42:00
Top class signings like Ashley Young for £9.65 million who can't even get into the Villa first team, LOL. I don't know what top class signings the guy is talking about, NO European football to attract them, Villa's best player will be joining Spurs in the summer and most likely that Villa will not qualify for Europe AGAIN next season. Surely players must have ambition!!!
08/05/2007 17:13:00
OAL. Just got in from school? Muppet.
08/05/2007 17:16:00
I seem to remember you being very, very upset at Spurs not signing young Ashleyin January. Sour grapes? At least we aren't going to lose our best player to the top 4 this summer. Spurs = selling club.
08/05/2007 17:19:00
You seem to remember me being very, very upset at Spurs not signing Ashley Young, you lot must have short term memory. Everything that came from me about Young was negative, from his price to his lack of goalscoring ability. If Young is worth £9.65 million then Berbatov must be worth atleast £35 million!!! And, selling club!!! Apart from Carrick can you name me one top quality player that Spurs have sold on for money? Because i remember Spurs tying down Lennon, Dawson, Robinson, King, Keane etc to long term contracts.
08/05/2007 17:30:00
I think our main competition next year for 5th and 6th will be Everton and Newcastle - assuming Big Sam takes over. A few good signings should see us overtake the rest. See we are linked with Bent and Young from Charlton again. Could be good business.
08/05/2007 17:34:00
And Carrick's heart was set on a move to Man U. What would you rather do, a) Keep him for the remaining two years of his contract and let him leave on a free, or b) Sell him for £18.6 million and receive a 500% profit. I think i know which one i would pick. Berbatov, Berbatov's agent, Martin Jol have come out on numerous occasions talking about how much Dimitar loves Spurs and that he will DEFINITELY be playing for Spurs next season. So i guess your hopes on him leaving have just been killed.
08/05/2007 17:35:00
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