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So Who Will Villa Sign?

So Who Will Villa Sign?

Tis the end of the season - you might well have noticed, what with the league being won, the fixtures ending and the players packing their bags to go on their holidays.

So here comes the speculation and rumour season, with loads of players about to be linked to Aston Villa and hopefully a good few actually coming to Villa Park in time for the 2007/2008 season.

So back, by popular demand, is the rumours thread on the front page. See a story linking us with a player? Share it with us all. Heard a tenuous link, or seen a player around Villa Park? Let us know! Oh, and although I'll do my best to announce incoming players as soon as possible, if you hear of a signing before I do, wang it on this thread as well.

The January thread ended up with nearly 2000 article comments, spaced over several articles (the limit per article is 350, anymore than that and it slows things down too much so I'll change the threads over each time we hit the limit!)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 15 2007
Time: 11:36AM

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So, let me kick things off with an unlikely one, unfortunately, Frank Ribéry currently at Marseille. With a nine inch scar down the side of his face he became a major footballing icon after blistering performances for France during the last World Cup.
Saurat
15/05/2007 11:50:00
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I remember MON saying how much Ribery frustrated him at the WC, but maybe that could be the catalyst for him to sign him? What about Distin & Richards from Man Citeh? Or Glen Johnson from Chavski?
Stig
15/05/2007 12:08:00
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Never gonna happen. If you want a good shout for a player with a bit of continental flair, we should look at Manuel Fernanades at Benfica. He has some, if limited, Premiership experience with Portsmouth and Everton, and at only 21, already a fine player and would be a very exciting prospect. A holding midfielder is surely a priority with Nigel Reo-Coker top of the list. Strong, athletic and an excellent passer of the ball, he would be an ideal foil for Barry, Petrov, Young et al. We desperately need a new right-back but I can't think of many good contenders. Is there an outside chance Marton O'Neill was looking at Daniel Alves at the Sevilla game a couple of weeks ago? As for a striker? I'm not sure that Defoe or Bellamy greatly improve us. I think Darren Bent is a top goalscorer and the kind of player that would turn a few of those many draws into victories so he would be a priority. Otherwise, I would suggest a bid for Michael Owen. If he can stay fit, he's still a great player, would love playing alongside Carew, and not only are we in far better shape than Newcastle at present, he is exactly the kind of forward Gabby needs to learn from. The presence of such a big name would also be key in continuing to raise the profile of our new 'brand', so a transfer fee in the region of £9-10m could essentially pay for itself.
Alec
15/05/2007 12:11:00
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I think Darren Bent also needs to be the top of our list. Proven himself domestically over two seasons, still young and the type of player who could bring composure to our front line alongside the line of Carew. Right back, who on earth knows. I think Glenn Johnson is being recalled for another shot at chelsea, but could be worth a cheeky bid. I'm not sure where Young is going to be preferred but he seems to be most effective on the flanks, either side.
johnnyuk
15/05/2007 12:31:00
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Dont mean to be a wet blanket but we have no chance of signing Ribery or Richards and Daniel Alves is one of the most sought after players in world football.Bent will go to either spurs or whu.
Pking
15/05/2007 12:35:00
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Don't be a wet blanket ;)
johnnyuk
15/05/2007 12:41:00
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we need quite a few players if we want to compete next year. My list would be a GK, LB, RB, CB, defensive midfielder, a creative midfielder, x2, one would definately need to be able to play right mid, and a centre forward. Probably not all at once though because it would probably unsettle the team. I think the defenders are a priority, and a goalscorer up front. Also even though Carew looked good in nealy every game, i think we could do with a differant type of target man, in order to play differant styles. God i hope we get in to the UEFA, it will give us the edge over these other teams that have been taken over that have lots of money
liamo1981
15/05/2007 12:57:00
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i shall soil that blanket even further by saying there is no chance we will get michael owen. that just crazy talk. we've been linked with antunes - a highly rated young portugese right back, whom inter milan and bayern apparently wanted. thats the sort of player i would like a few of at villa park. its the arsene wenger approach, building a quality, young squad.
ric112
15/05/2007 13:19:00
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Antunes is a Left back
mackaavfc
15/05/2007 13:26:00
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If Inter are sniffing around him then we can forget it.Im full of the joys of spring today.
Pking
15/05/2007 13:28:00
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