Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday July 10 2009
Good grief, 48 hours must be a long time in football, John Carew has seen his value plummet from £10million on Wednesday to £5million today!
What did I miss!??!
Well, according to The Mirror Villa face a 'battle' (not a swoop or a race this time) to keep hold of Holte End cult hero... (read it again you plonker, I said CULT) ... Carew who will be subject to a £5million bid.
HE WAS WORTH £10MILLION WEDNESDAY?!?!?!?! Shock Spurs Bid For Carew? To be fair, IF he was being sold, I'd think £5m would be slightly nearer to the right value than £10m... maybe half way in between?
Apparently Appy Arry has 'courted' the player all summer... sorry? Courting, is that another word for tapping up? I've not seen Arry do any such thing.
The 29-year-old Norway international is hero worshipped by a large sector of Villa fans and despite his bust up over the late night curfew breaking before the Ajax game and the questionable pulling out of the Moscow away match, he did seem to get back to fitness and finished the season on the hot form he is known and loved for. The question mark is whether he can do that all season but then, he missed 20 odd games last season with injury and was still joint top scorer, if he'd not missed so much, no doubt he'd have got over the 20 mark.
The Mirror say Carew's position will be put under thread as Martin O'Neill is set to bid for Portsmouth and England striker Peter Crouch.
Crouch for Carew, don't think that would go down well with the majority, I'll ask in our latest poll.
Our poll this week had the no's winning out on the question: So, Should Villa Sign Peter Crouch From Pompey?
The same report also repeats the link to a £6m bid for Leeds young starlet Fabian Delph who Everton are also after.
It might be that Everton and Villa have already bid for him and had those bids turned down: Leeds Reject Delph Bid
The Daily Mirror also report that Everton are set to bid £4million for Sheffield United right-back Kyle Naughton who we are also repeatedly linked with.
They repeat the report from yesterday that Stewart Downing might be out until christmas leaving his England 2010 world cup dream in shatters and a potential move to Villa over.
One we've been linked with before, Spurs striker Darren Bent has been subject to a £12million bid by according to the Mirror but Spurs are holding out for £16million. Wow, might be a long wait then!
Ooh Ahh Paul McGrath and On The P*SS My Lord Villa t-shirts, what more could you want? http://www.vfootystores.co.uk/villa/ For every shirt sold, Vital Villa will donate 50p to Acorns.
Date:Friday July 10 2009
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