Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Aston Villa Bumper Press Transfer Talk

Aston Villa Bumper Press Transfer Talk

Well, what a strange day. The debate has been rumbling on for ages as to whether Villa should take the risk and go for 29-year-old former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, currently out of contract having departed from Newcastle United (who thanks to his contract are still paying his wages his month!). Our forum has 444 odd pages on the subject: (Michael Owen Thread - Click Here )

Looks like it might be too late though if reports today are true. The Sun, amongst others claim Owen is on his way to Manchester United. Don't blame them, if they can get him/keep him fit, they've a world class striker there, the sort that we desperately need at Villa! The report in The Sun comes from one of their chief writers, Shaun Custis. It claims he'll take a 50% wage cut, fair enough it is obvious he'd have to do that wherever he went. The report also says he'll have to pass a stringent medical... ok, again, not rocket science this is it?

They also quote a 'source' 'It's incredible that one day Michael was contemplating a move to Hull and now Manchester United have come in. This is just the boost he needed and now he is hoping that everything can be agreed.'

Everton, Villa, Stoke City and Hull have been linked, Liverpool ruled out a move a good while ago as did Greek side Olympiakos.

Not sure if the reports are true, but must admit, I'd thought Owen was Villa bound... then again, I'd just like to think anyone is Villa bound at the moment! lol

The Daily Star claim that Villa are after Swedish 'wonderkid' Marcus Berg who has been linked with us and Spurs several times. Everton are also said to be interested. This report claims Villa have jumped to the front of the queue, certainly hope so, he is young and looks like he'll go all one way (up .. in case you were wondering!) Berg has 32 goals in 56 games for Dutch team Groningen.

For more details on the player + video: http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7501454 Tuesday's Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk

The same report says that Martin O’Neill will go for Berg because despite wanting Spurs striker Robbie Keane he would have to lose John Carew as part of the deal and he doesn't want that to happen.

Michel Bastos, who was linked to us yesterday, click here for details and video: http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7501472 Brazilian Left-Back & Bramble?! Transfer Talk! is now, according to the The Daily Mail, also wanted by Spurs. Apparently they are willing to meet the £12million wanted by Lille for the 25-year-old Brazilian left back/left sided midfielder who has been told by the Brazilian coach if he secures a move to the Premier League he'll get a place in the national team also.

Another link bites the dust? According to The Sun today Middlesbrough defender David Wheater will shun an £8million move to Villa and stay at the Riverside. Birmingham, Stoke and Bolton have also tracked him but Boro want to keep hold of the 22-year-old. They are however looking to offload Stewart Downing and Tuncay both of whom have been linked with Villa.

Wheater, currently recovering from knee surgery, as saying he'll be ready for the first match v Sheffield United adding, 'We just have to concentrate on trying to go straight back up again. And if we keep as many players as we can, we have a great chance.'

Hmmm, doesn't exactly say he won't move if a bid is made does it?


The Daily Mail says that Hull still want Marlon Harewood (maybe now they know Michael Owen isn't available they'll make a quick move for the former West Ham striker?) Apparently Phil Brown is willing to pay £1.5million.

This is an interesting one. I was told in confidence a good while ago that 32-year-old Arsenal defender William Gallas might be an option. Now the rumour has made it onto a gossip site as well. 2+2= still no idea! lol

And from yesterday, the link to Wigan defender Titus Bramble seems to have been ruled out: Phew.. Titus Bramble Ruled Out!

+ with rumours still doing the rounds that Villa will take Sol Campbell who is now available on a free transfer, here was a Sky interview video thingy-me-jig from yesterday: Sol Campbell On Villa Link



For the very latest Premier League odds




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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 3 2009
Time: 12:16PM

Comments

0
Blimey, that took long enough, wouldn't say no to that Brazilian dude!
the fear
03/07/2009 12:18:00
0
Blimey, that took long enough, wouldn't say no to that Brazilian dude!
the fear
03/07/2009 12:18:00
0
Same as ever, we were hoping for Defoe and SWP and got Harewood, who actually turned out ok. Now we hope for Berg, Bastos, Tuncay, Downing and Wheater and we will probably just get Sol Cambell....... if we are lucky to get anyone at all!
villa_de
03/07/2009 12:51:00
0
Same as ever, we were hoping for Defoe and SWP and got Harewood, who actually turned out ok. Now we hope for Berg, Bastos, Tuncay, Downing and Wheater and we will probably just get Sol Cambell....... if we are lucky to get anyone at all!
villa_de
03/07/2009 12:51:00
0
when is the talk going to stop and signings going to happen we are too slow and dont react quickly enough to bring in the players of any real quality this is goin to be a tough season
sean the villan
03/07/2009 12:55:00
0
when is the talk going to stop and signings going to happen we are too slow and dont react quickly enough to bring in the players of any real quality this is goin to be a tough season
sean the villan
03/07/2009 12:55:00
0
Why can't we outbid Spurs's 12m bid for Bastos? we should snap him up. Bramble is a liabilty so phew! MON will come good, however he does seem to favour a break over contract negotiations, Barry/punditry/NOTW anybody?
whennotif
03/07/2009 12:57:00
0
Why can't we outbid Spurs's 12m bid for Bastos? we should snap him up. Bramble is a liabilty so phew! MON will come good, however he does seem to favour a break over contract negotiations, Barry/punditry/NOTW anybody?
whennotif
03/07/2009 12:57:00
0
berg looked like a great finisher at the under 21 tournament and has a better than 1 in 2 ratio with FC mygroinagain would make a good signing me thinks hopefully martins over in belgium tying up a defour deal
clarkamus
03/07/2009 13:18:00
0
berg looked like a great finisher at the under 21 tournament and has a better than 1 in 2 ratio with FC mygroinagain would make a good signing me thinks hopefully martins over in belgium tying up a defour deal
clarkamus
03/07/2009 13:18:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Vital Villa Player Of March

The Vital Villa player of the month for March results are now in:

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Bacuna To Serve A Suspension This Week - 30/3/17

Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Officials - Aston Villa v Norwich (1/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Norwich City this Saturday.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Norwich City will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win68%
Lose6%
Draw26%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
McLaren worst car on the grid according to Alonso
Latest Vital Boxing News
Bellew Appointed WBC Emeritus Champion Status
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear436
2.HeathfieldRoad1874342
3.Pride of Lions342
4.sirdennis329
5.JuanPabloAngel307
6.Sasquatch269
7.Silhillvilla192
8.Melon Donkey172
9.BodyButter164
10.mike_field148
The Vital Football Members League