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Barry & Young On Way Out + 1 In?!?!

Barry & Young On Way Out + 1 In?!?!

The News of the World yesterday reckoned that Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will get Gareth Barry this summer for a cut price £8million.

LOL

No chance will Villa let a player of Barry's quality go on the cheap, they played hard ball last summer and won and will surely do the same this summer with one big difference.

Gareth Barry WILL leave Villa Park unless we do get 4th. Martin O'Neill has already been quoted as saying he won't stand in the players way this time BUT no way will Villa let the player go on the cheap, if only £8m is on offer, they may just as well let the player run down his contract next season and leave on a free the summer after.

The article also claims that Rafa will ask Barry to be their Mr Play Anywhere.

Will Barry really want to go from being an important cog in the wheel to be a utility man at Anfield?

Difficult one but if we don't get 4th it does seem likely he'll be looking to end his 11 year association with us.

The Daily Mail meanwhile says that Chelsea are ready to offer £15million for Villa winger Ashley Young. FIFTEEN MILLION? He is worth more than that, we paid not far short of £13million which at the time raised many an eyebrow but now looks like a canny bit of business. They are also after another rumoured Villa target, Man City striker Daniel Sturridge who will be available on a free this summer.

That is the problem, if we can't take this, our best chance in years for 4th place, our top players will start to get restless in their dreams of playing Champions League football. However Villa did illustrate perfectly last summer, we are no longer a club who have to be pushed or bullied into selling players, on the cheap or otherwise.

Another rumour, this time inwards, is a link to Jose Manuel Jurado who is on loan at Mallorca from Atletico Madrid. The report says Villa scouts have been seen watching the Spanish U21 midfielder recently.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday March 29 2009
Time: 1:48PM

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Barry can buy out his contract this summer for about £7/£8million, which Liverpool will pay him, so yes we probably will get Barry for about £8mill. I still think it's a waste of money.
Naoise
29/03/2009 15:30:00
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I'm never sure of the rules with this buying contracts out, opinions seem to differ so much, but can't see that Barry will want to spend that much buying his own contract out anyway?
The Fear
29/03/2009 15:44:00
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No that's the point, Liverpool will give him the money to do it, and that will be the sum they pay for him in lieu of a transfer fee. He'll be paying Villa to release him as a free agent. Relatively free anyway, he'll then have to sign for the club that funded his buyout.
Naoise
29/03/2009 15:54:00
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A player can't buy out his contract unless he is moving to a foreign league. hems the rules!
Villan Of The North
29/03/2009 16:03:00
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Villan Of The North, is correct.
EZLFC
29/03/2009 16:42:00
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Barry will have to go abroad. It makes me laugh when people come on here stating our players can do this and that to get a move. No team abroad has shown any interest in Barry so I think it's safe to say he will not be buying out his contract.
AMS78
29/03/2009 17:30:00
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2007/may/09/newsstory.sport8
Nothing in there about it having to be to a foriegn league. If Barry tells O'Neill/Lerner within 2 weeks of the end of the season that he's going to do it, then he can do it and move whereever he likes.
Naoise
29/03/2009 17:50:00
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Ah I've just found out that for some reason Scotland/England is counted as foreign, so I guess I was wrong. Oops :p
Naoise
29/03/2009 17:52:00
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worth more than £15m! Has the credit crunch not reached Brum? Roman ain't as rich as he use dot be :-)
merlin
29/03/2009 19:22:00
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ok we'll accept 15 mil then ;-)
Pking
29/03/2009 20:58:00
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