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Villa Transfer Talk To Enter Hyperdrive!

Villa Transfer Talk To Enter Hyperdrive!

All is pretty quite on the gossip front, only bit I've seen lately was in The Sun claiming Villa will test Leeds resolve in the summer and try to bring in midfielder Fabian Delph (who was also linked last summer and January.

I tell a lie, here is another snippet, this time from Sky Sports. Apparently Villa are interested, along with Blackburn, in Serbian Nikola Zigic. The striker is apparently not wanted at Valencia and has been on loan at Racing Santander. Valencia's sporting director Fernando Gomez said: 'Some clubs have already asked about his situation. The subject is on hold until the end of the season, but Zigic is interesting many clubs in Spain and abroad.'

Sky Sports News also quote the player himself:

'Valencia hold the key to my future and I will make a decision on what to do next after meeting with the club in June. I am happy in Spain but I need to play regularly and that has proven difficult at Valencia. I will only leave for a club that has ambition and where I will get the opportunity to play. England? That is a serious option for me.'

Meanwhile Martin O'Neill is calling for major funds to fend off competition from Manchester City and Spurs next season in Villa's quest to break the top four.

O'Neill said in the Daily Mail (along with other papers): 'I have been checking out players up and down the country - any country. We had about 15 games covered at the weekend all over the place. If we are going to keep going in the way we are doing, then trying to improve the side means trying to compete. It will not be easy next season. Manchester City will be very strong. They have got the financial clout to do something about it. Tottenham Hotspur spent big in January just to get out of trouble so you can imagine, with the hope and expectation with Harry Redknapp coming there, that they will also have the wherewithal.'

Adding: 'I will be speaking with Randy. If it is not this week, then it will be the week after. We will get a chance the next time he is over....Randy has been pretty excited about the way we have played and sees this season as one of progress.'

One thing you can be sure of, now he's said that, the transfer gossip will enter hyperdrive!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday April 27 2009
Time: 2:25PM


Didn't O'Neill come out in the summer and deny any interest in Zigic last time we were linked?
27/04/2009 14:30:00
He already has enough carthorses to play up need to buy another. Delph would be a good signing, but I wonder whether we would be better off using Albrighton and Bannan as back-up to Milner and Young.
27/04/2009 14:45:00
Nimmo i think if we wanna compete and get into the top 4 i would suggest Bentley and Downing 4 comp 4 Young and Milner. However i do have faith in MON and trust his transfer policy.
27/04/2009 15:00:00
Here we go again. I'll believe it when I see it. I've heard all of this before from Mr O'Neill.
27/04/2009 15:52:00
Hi Villa...I am a Leeds fan and it seems every club in the premiership from ManU and Arsenal down to Newcastle and sunderland (who would want to go to thse places !!) want Delph. Arsenal are reported in at £6m for starters so prepare for a bidding war as the boy is just getting better. Watch him for yourselves in the play offs and make up your minds (it will take you about 5 mins).
27/04/2009 16:17:00
I think whoever we sign in the summer we need to get someone in early to demonstrate our ambition
27/04/2009 16:29:00
he that good erni?
The Fear
27/04/2009 16:42:00
yeah, i thought tht MON said tht rumours about Zigic signing for villa were untrue and denyed any connection between villa and Zigic
27/04/2009 17:02:00
I would only want Downing if Barry went, basically for the left footedness and I'd bring him in midfield, centre-left. Bentley no thanks. I would have a huge punt on Darren BENT though. And on current form the MF i would buy would be Benayoun. Defensively I would go for Micah Richards to be honed and trained up again and buy Hangelaand and ***** Fulham right off. Also, a cheeky bid for Carvalho. My number one purchase if fit and able to pull off a medical would be Roque Santa Cruz.
27/04/2009 18:03:00
We got a good player from Racing Santander a while back. Bit of a Villa legend in fact, so they do have good players from time to time.
Villan Of The North
27/04/2009 20:04:00
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