Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 9 2009
Still loads of whispers about Michael Owen some saying he was in Birmingham meeting Villa reps and others claiming talks have taken place.
Now there was a response on the Official site yesterday saying that we hadn't offered Owen a contract (Owen No Go For Villa?) but it certainly didn't rule out a move or say that we weren't going to offer him a chance to resurrect his career!
The Mirror today claim that Martin O'Neill has been given the green light from Villa owner Randy Lerner for a package they claim would be worth £3million a year to get the 29-year-old former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker. Owen is a free agent as of the end of this month and he can walk away from Newcastle United with reports suggesting MON is keen to get the Owen/Heskey partnership back together at Villa Park.
His record at Newcastle for being OFF the pitch is awful but if you look at the time ON the pitch, 71 games, he has 29 goals which isn't a bad ratio at all. But how often could you keep him on the pitch and fit? The report says Villa will cover themselves just in case the old injury problems re-surface. Win win for Villa then maybe? Remember Newcastle United do seem to have had awful injury problems with many players over the last however many years with talk even going to how they train or the surface of the training pitches to find a reason.
So is Owen on the way? Who knows! I'd take the gamble because I'm not the one who is spending the money! :o)
The Daily Mail say that Villa will fight it out with Liverpool for the signing of Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin. Would that not depend on whether Pompey are taken over by yet another rumoured billionaire? Some reports even suggest the prospective new owners want Spurs manager Harry Redknapp back...! I digress. The report claims that we are in the hunt for the 31-year-old French defender. Apparently Liverpool bid £2million for him next year.
The same report says Villa will not be following up on the rumoured interest in Wolves target Nenad Milijas, a rumour that we covered last week.
Another apparently ruled out is, as featured on Vital Villa by Vital Villan last night, Roland Juhasz. VV wrote: I've never heard of the player before, but apparently after our scouts saw him play the club have opted against making an offer for the Hungarian International. Roland Juhasz was lined up as a potential replacement for Martin Laursen, however after watching him in Aderlecht's final match SSN are reporting that the club have lost interest. Juhasz himself is looking for a move, believing it would be good for his career. Full article:
Juhasz Off Our Shopping List
Date:Tuesday June 9 2009
Baker Signs Four Year Deal (Friday July 31 2015)
Lescott Now Linked? (Friday July 31 2015)
Interview With A Blackburn Rovers Fan re Rudy (Friday July 31 2015)
Mangetout Messame, AVFC Sign Veretout! (Friday July 31 2015)
Rudy A Message To You - Welcome To AVFC (Friday July 31 2015)
Fan Thoughts. Transfer Activity So Far? (Friday July 31 2015)
Two AVFC Fixture Changes In November (Friday July 31 2015)
Blackburn Striker Set For Medical? (Thursday July 30 2015)
U21s - Tamworth 3-0 Villa (Thursday July 30 2015)
Audio - Gray's Adebayor Concern (Wednesday July 29 2015)
|1.||Pride of Lions||15|
|1. AFC Bournemouth||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|3. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|7. Leicester City||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|Wickham Move To Palace Draws Closer
» Sunderland : 31/07/2015 21:40:00
|Liverpool: Lambert's WBA Move Completed
» Liverpool : 31/07/2015 21:09:01
|How Rumours Get Started
» Norwich : 31/07/2015 21:07:00
|Thoughts Ahead of the 2015/16 Premier League Season
» Swansea : 31/07/2015 21:04:00
|Adams Returns In New Role
» Norwich : 31/07/2015 20:25:01