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Zak's Not The Way To Do It

Sorry I think I'm in one of those moods today...Amir Zaki has claimed that Villa failed in an 11 million bid for him in January.

He joined Wigan last summer on a season long loan deal from El Zamalek, and the Egyptian made himself a household name given some of his performances for them especially at the beginning of the season.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail he claims our bid was accepted by his club, but Wigan refused to allow the loan deal to be broken.

'Wigan refused to get compensation as they had hopes to sign me and let me join another club later in order to make money.'

Implying the whole deal for Wigan was about making profit, and quick, which afterall is their right as players are assets, he points towards Palacious given the fact they signed him for one million and then passed him onto Spurs for 14 million.

In quite a harsh assessment of his time at Wigan, he continued:

'Wigan is not one of the top four. All they want is to buy players for cheap and then make money by selling them to other clubs later.'

Which would be like players seeking moves for bigger wages and better signing on bonuses wouldn't it.

Whether we were in for the player or not, I can't help but read this and think he's bitter Wigan haven't signed him up properly?

I know his performances tailed off at the end of the season, but surely if we were in for him in January you would've expected us to be back in for him now, but the only link to the Premier League that his agent would let slip was one of the newly promoted clubs.



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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 6 2009

Time: 3:19PM

Your Comments

Don't need his personality to be honest, similar type player to Carew from what I have seen except with a little bit more pace, rather have JC though.
young_jonah
Don't need his personality to be honest, similar type player to Carew from what I have seen except with a little bit more pace, rather have JC though.
young_jonah
Wouldn't want him - Bruce described him as the most unprofessional player he had ever worked with...and he worked worked with Jermaine Pennant!
villawill
Wouldn't want him - Bruce described him as the most unprofessional player he had ever worked with...and he worked worked with Jermaine Pennant!
villawill
looks like trouble ... did look fan bloody tastic when he first came to the Premiership though!
The Fear
looks like trouble ... did look fan bloody tastic when he first came to the Premiership though!
The Fear
Can somebody start writing headlines for this man? My "groanometer" has overloaded twice today already.
Villan Of The North
Can somebody start writing headlines for this man? My "groanometer" has overloaded twice today already.
Villan Of The North
Take your hand off it then VotN, you shall groan no more.
mike_field
Take your hand off it then VotN, you shall groan no more.
mike_field
looks like Whelan will be showing him what it feels like to be on the wrong end of a boot after this outburst then! Im glad we didnt sign him! One season wonder! I hope Santa Cruz is the same!
leelindsay
looks like Whelan will be showing him what it feels like to be on the wrong end of a boot after this outburst then! Im glad we didnt sign him! One season wonder! I hope Santa Cruz is the same!
leelindsay
He was a 10 game wonder. I would lose more sleep if we did sign him than if we didn't.
iomvilla
He was a 10 game wonder. I would lose more sleep if we did sign him than if we didn't.
iomvilla
I think we're not interested in him now because he showed he's a sulky primadona. Leave off the Sulk, we've got the Hulk!
claret&blue82
I think we're not interested in him now because he showed he's a sulky primadona. Leave off the Sulk, we've got the Hulk!
claret&blue82
That means Heskey was our plan B!!!!
medzy
That means Heskey was our plan B!!!!
medzy
But he is a football player...and we do need some football players.
olofthegreat
But he is a football player...and we do need some football players.
olofthegreat
dont like his personality but if he pays a decent half a season and gabby plays a decent half a season. we have 1 decent striker.lol!
arc1988
dont like his personality but if he pays a decent half a season and gabby plays a decent half a season. we have 1 decent striker.lol!
arc1988
@ olofthegreat - haha; where is he playing now? Another loan possible?
Matt_Us
@ olofthegreat - haha; where is he playing now? Another loan possible?
Matt_Us
how come no press talk today? hangeland rejected new contract surely that paves the way for a move here i think he is the man to fill the void of laursen and we should get him at any cost 12M should do and his wages are only 15,000 a week at fulham our pay structure wouldnt even have to bend in the slightest what do others think?
clarkamus
how come no press talk today? hangeland rejected new contract surely that paves the way for a move here i think he is the man to fill the void of laursen and we should get him at any cost 12M should do and his wages are only 15,000 a week at fulham our pay structure wouldnt even have to bend in the slightest what do others think?
clarkamus
Spot on clarkamus but id say 10m max. Upson would cost the same
medzy
Spot on clarkamus but id say 10m max. Upson would cost the same
medzy
i think we need to pay whatever it takes otherwise we could end up having a poor season if we dont get the right man
clarkamus
i think we need to pay whatever it takes otherwise we could end up having a poor season if we dont get the right man
clarkamus
You had a lucky escape if my Wigan mates are anything to go by. No secret that the interest of clubs like manure and Arsenal tailed off pretty quickly when they found out what an idiot this man is off the pitch.
fifthcolumnblue
You had a lucky escape if my Wigan mates are anything to go by. No secret that the interest of clubs like manure and Arsenal tailed off pretty quickly when they found out what an idiot this man is off the pitch.
fifthcolumnblue
Not sure if you guys should take the risk. He became non descript at the end!
JT_daniel
Not sure if you guys should take the risk. He became non descript at the end!
JT_daniel
I dont want him after what Bruce said. MON would freeze him out within a month & where would that leave us?
TuBBz
I dont want him after what Bruce said. MON would freeze him out within a month & where would that leave us?
TuBBz
TuBBz, that would leave us another 10-12M in the hole with another pine rider.... not worth it IMO. Agree with Fear that he looked bloody brilliant in the beginning but we don't need some prima dona like this down VP do we?!? That Veloso chap sounds interesting from the bits I've read. To be honest I'd like to see a quality new signing in before too long - come on MON.
Canuck_Villan
TuBBz, that would leave us another 10-12M in the hole with another pine rider.... not worth it IMO. Agree with Fear that he looked bloody brilliant in the beginning but we don't need some prima dona like this down VP do we?!? That Veloso chap sounds interesting from the bits I've read. To be honest I'd like to see a quality new signing in before too long - come on MON.
Canuck_Villan
 

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