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Boro Striker Fee Agreed? + Other Transfer Talk

The Boro Official Site has manager Gareth Southgate quoted as accepting that some players will have to leave before the end of the transfer window but he'd like to hold on to Robert Huth who is linked with a move to Villa but realises if the price is right, he might have to go.

Strange that he says Huth and not David Wheater, also linked to Villa following MON's visit to the Riverside last Friday night. Maybe they have realised they can't hold onto the U21 England defender? He is another that reports claim Martin O'Neill was running the rule over in Boro's opening game draw against Sheffield United.

MON had hoped to sneak in to have a look without being noticed, only to be picked up by the Sky cameras!! MON said 'I was hoping that I could go to the game and not be spotted but I was because there were not too many managers there. I just went to have a look.'

On Huth, who was captain v the Blades, Southgate said the player has the right 'physical attributes' for the Championship and also has 'composure'.

Asked by the press if Huth, who was linked to Villa before his move from Chelsea to Boro, was available he said: 'I would rather not sell him but I know there are certain things we have to do as a football club. But Robert's approach is first class. Of course, it would be fantastic if he could go to the World Cup with Germany and a move might help him to do that, but he has been very realistic about it and has told me that he understands that for him to leave a club has to offer the type of money Middlesbrough want.'

Southgate has already said he is amazed that Tuncay hasn't been snapped up. The player, who missed Boro's opening game with tonsillitis, is being linked with Villa again.

The Daily Mail claim Villa and Boro have agreed a £7million fee for the striker and say that we'll beat competition from Spurs.

As reported on Vital Boro, the Turkish captain was linked with Stuttgart last week but reports said he preferred if possible to move to a Premiership team.

The Mail also says that Villa are hoping to beat Sunderland and Manchester City to the signature of Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin.

The Sportsmail claim that Villa haven't given up on the pursuit of Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

Meanwhile, never one to be shy of talking about another clubs player, Appy Arry says he would like Ashley Young but knows that Villa won't release him. 'Everybody would like to have him but I don't think there is a chance we would get him. He's a fantastic player and Aston Villa do not want to sell him, I don't think he's available.'

This follows the latest mad reports that Spurs were set to bid £21m. TOTAL PANTS - Ashley Young Is Going Nowhere!!


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 10 2009

Time: 9:55AM

Your Comments

Tuncay would make sense I'd think? Not sure which I'd prefer between Wheater, Huth or Distin?
The Fear
Tuncay would make sense I'd think? Not sure which I'd prefer between Wheater, Huth or Distin?
The Fear
Tuncay great but we would need 2 out of 3 centre backs, i would like Distin 4 sure but cant decide between the other 2.
astonsteve
Tuncay great but we would need 2 out of 3 centre backs, i would like Distin 4 sure but cant decide between the other 2.
astonsteve
Think it would have to be Distin, we lack a ball playing defender with Premiership experience, Wheater and Huth lack both of these!
pjvilla
Think it would have to be Distin, we lack a ball playing defender with Premiership experience, Wheater and Huth lack both of these!
pjvilla
If my maths is right, and it rarely is - we may actually be able to field a first 11 and some subs now with all the players we're supposed to be signing! Distin, Dunne, Tuncay, Wheater, Wesley Snipes..... Would like top see all of them join and give us a real chance to actually compete on multiple fronts. UTV.
melski
If my maths is right, and it rarely is - we may actually be able to field a first 11 and some subs now with all the players we're supposed to be signing! Distin, Dunne, Tuncay, Wheater, Wesley Snipes..... Would like top see all of them join and give us a real chance to actually compete on multiple fronts. UTV.
melski
Distin for me. And I think Tuncay would really add an extra dimension to Villa's play. Does anyone else agree that Barry's departure can now be seen as a blessing ? I'm looking forward to a new vibrant and creative midfield this season - not the rather one-dimensional midfield that revolved around Bazza.
pongogidman
Distin for me. And I think Tuncay would really add an extra dimension to Villa's play. Does anyone else agree that Barry's departure can now be seen as a blessing ? I'm looking forward to a new vibrant and creative midfield this season - not the rather one-dimensional midfield that revolved around Bazza.
pongogidman
Wheater and Tuncay would be excellent additions...although that'd be 4 Championship players and 1 League One player in...
olofthegreat
Wheater and Tuncay would be excellent additions...although that'd be 4 Championship players and 1 League One player in...
olofthegreat
Wheater seems to have a great attitude. He apparently said he'd stick it out at 'boro,even though they'd been relegated. He'd be one for now and the future. Tuncay could be the creative spark that Villa badly need. Could've unlocked the Wigan defence at VP last season. If two or three of the rumoured signings go through, then the Villa could have a first eleven to rival Arsenal, Man Citeh and Liverpool. Btw, someone should tell Appy Arry that "denial" isn't just a river in Egypt. "I don't think he's (Ashley Young) available". It's taken him all summer to work that one out. TH are in danger of becoming becoming the new Leeds or Newcastle. Shame, nice club.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Wheater seems to have a great attitude. He apparently said he'd stick it out at 'boro,even though they'd been relegated. He'd be one for now and the future. Tuncay could be the creative spark that Villa badly need. Could've unlocked the Wigan defence at VP last season. If two or three of the rumoured signings go through, then the Villa could have a first eleven to rival Arsenal, Man Citeh and Liverpool. Btw, someone should tell Appy Arry that "denial" isn't just a river in Egypt. "I don't think he's (Ashley Young) available". It's taken him all summer to work that one out. TH are in danger of becoming becoming the new Leeds or Newcastle. Shame, nice club.
VillaWillRiseAgain
still waiting for the next "I hear that Young has bought a house in St Albans!" ITK. Shouls bring a laugh to both sides... as fot the Boro links, I think Tuncay and Huth would be great buys. Tunkay offers you something different and Huth is an older head than wheater, who personally I think is a little over rated.
oxfordspur
still waiting for the next "I hear that Young has bought a house in St Albans!" ITK. Shouls bring a laugh to both sides... as fot the Boro links, I think Tuncay and Huth would be great buys. Tunkay offers you something different and Huth is an older head than wheater, who personally I think is a little over rated.
oxfordspur
tuncay distin dunne and maybe 1 more would be nice and add abit of experience and flair to the team
clarkamus
tuncay distin dunne and maybe 1 more would be nice and add abit of experience and flair to the team
clarkamus
Come on behave, who would you rather Tuncay ??? or someone with a bit more class and up market like, Defour, Sneijder, Van Daar Vart, don't get me wrong i bet we probably will sign Tuncay but why not spend another 7m to get a real star in.
Villa 4 Ever
Come on behave, who would you rather Tuncay ??? or someone with a bit more class and up market like, Defour, Sneijder, Van Daar Vart, don't get me wrong i bet we probably will sign Tuncay but why not spend another 7m to get a real star in.
Villa 4 Ever
pongogidman, I can't help but agree that losing the best midfield player in the premiership is a blessing. Let's hope Ashley Young gets snapped up by Spurs, Wenger signs Carew as his replacement for Adebayor and Liverpool sign Gabby. We would be so blessed that we would surely win the double! Of course, we wouldn't need to sign replacements for these overrated clowns as we already have Downing, Heskey and Sidwell. But maybe I'm just being greedy...
Albarnista
pongogidman, I can't help but agree that losing the best midfield player in the premiership is a blessing. Let's hope Ashley Young gets snapped up by Spurs, Wenger signs Carew as his replacement for Adebayor and Liverpool sign Gabby. We would be so blessed that we would surely win the double! Of course, we wouldn't need to sign replacements for these overrated clowns as we already have Downing, Heskey and Sidwell. But maybe I'm just being greedy...
Albarnista
Let's be honest with ourselves Barry wanted to go, he didn't want to play for us no more, he was slow and he couldn't tackle if his life depended on it, he put so much more effort into the england games, and the only thing he had going for him was his vision, passing and pen taking, Now in Delph we have such a talented player at such a young age he will just get better and better, not only has he got attacking vision but he makes pin point passes and can really stick a challenge in, and i'm sure he is a lot faster than Barry as well, plus we can also expect another top midfielder to replace Barry, and how sweet would it be if we finished above Man City this season and got into the champion league !!
Villa 4 Ever
Let's be honest with ourselves Barry wanted to go, he didn't want to play for us no more, he was slow and he couldn't tackle if his life depended on it, he put so much more effort into the england games, and the only thing he had going for him was his vision, passing and pen taking, Now in Delph we have such a talented player at such a young age he will just get better and better, not only has he got attacking vision but he makes pin point passes and can really stick a challenge in, and i'm sure he is a lot faster than Barry as well, plus we can also expect another top midfielder to replace Barry, and how sweet would it be if we finished above Man City this season and got into the champion league !!
Villa 4 Ever
Villa 4 Ever: You are right, seems obvious, but it's just not what we do
ant1ant1
Villa 4 Ever: You are right, seems obvious, but it's just not what we do
ant1ant1
That last comment was answering your previous comment, but you posted again and now it makes no snese.....
ant1ant1
That last comment was answering your previous comment, but you posted again and now it makes no snese.....
ant1ant1
Ant1ant1, what im saying is not only have we brought in a class youngster that will be much better than Barry in the future but we can also expect a class replacement now, like Defour, Van Daar Vart, Sneijder or a bit less class...Tuncay.
Villa 4 Ever
Ant1ant1, what im saying is not only have we brought in a class youngster that will be much better than Barry in the future but we can also expect a class replacement now, like Defour, Van Daar Vart, Sneijder or a bit less class...Tuncay.
Villa 4 Ever
ant1ant1, none of us ever make any sense mate so you'll fit in here perfectly! :o)
The Fear
ant1ant1, none of us ever make any sense mate so you'll fit in here perfectly! :o)
The Fear
albarnista you really need to get out more, possibly even to VP one day. Barry is nowhere near the "best midfield player in the country" and pongogidman makes an excellent point that we now have options and a midfield that genuinely looks like it might have some bite, zest, pace and guile. maybe you should buy a ticket for the Citeh game at VP then you'll be able to see NRC muscle Barry out of the game while Milner and Delph stream past him in a blur
AVbornandbred
albarnista you really need to get out more, possibly even to VP one day. Barry is nowhere near the "best midfield player in the country" and pongogidman makes an excellent point that we now have options and a midfield that genuinely looks like it might have some bite, zest, pace and guile. maybe you should buy a ticket for the Citeh game at VP then you'll be able to see NRC muscle Barry out of the game while Milner and Delph stream past him in a blur
AVbornandbred
agree oxfordspur, the ITK lot are fun though aren't they?!?! :o) Some truly believe the guff they come out with!
The Fear
agree oxfordspur, the ITK lot are fun though aren't they?!?! :o) Some truly believe the guff they come out with!
The Fear
avbornandbred just because another member has a different opinion doesn't mean you have to suggest they aren't Villa fans or don't attend games. I also thought Barry was quality, he'd make my top ten midfielder list... I go to all the games, maybe I need to face the pitch when they play in future? :o)
The Fear
avbornandbred just because another member has a different opinion doesn't mean you have to suggest they aren't Villa fans or don't attend games. I also thought Barry was quality, he'd make my top ten midfielder list... I go to all the games, maybe I need to face the pitch when they play in future? :o)
The Fear
What the Villa doesn't need is "star" players or "wow" signings. Remember Juan Sebastian Veron or the Galactico's Mark 1. AVFC needs skilled, professional, hard working players, who want to play for the club and respect its traditions and fans. Tuncay, Wheater, Distin and Jenas might not have the "box office" of VDV or Sneijder, but there is no reason why they couldn't do as good a job or even better for the Villa, as the Real Madrid players.
VillaWillRiseAgain
What the Villa doesn't need is "star" players or "wow" signings. Remember Juan Sebastian Veron or the Galactico's Mark 1. AVFC needs skilled, professional, hard working players, who want to play for the club and respect its traditions and fans. Tuncay, Wheater, Distin and Jenas might not have the "box office" of VDV or Sneijder, but there is no reason why they couldn't do as good a job or even better for the Villa, as the Real Madrid players.
VillaWillRiseAgain
From what i have read, it sounds as though HR was asked directly about Young so dont really see what else he could have said. He stated the truth in that he is a good player and that many teams would want him but that spurs wouldn't be able to get him along with the fact he is not for sale. Sounds like a pretty good answer to me and many (i'm sure it wont!!) put some of this Young to spurs rubbish to bed as no person with an ounce of sense really believed it would happen. Good luck this season guys.
spursfan4eva
From what i have read, it sounds as though HR was asked directly about Young so dont really see what else he could have said. He stated the truth in that he is a good player and that many teams would want him but that spurs wouldn't be able to get him along with the fact he is not for sale. Sounds like a pretty good answer to me and many (i'm sure it wont!!) put some of this Young to spurs rubbish to bed as no person with an ounce of sense really believed it would happen. Good luck this season guys.
spursfan4eva
Really not sure about Tuncay. Never keen on a player who doesn;t seem to have a natural position
2fishinatank
Really not sure about Tuncay. Never keen on a player who doesn;t seem to have a natural position
2fishinatank
Sorry Villa 4 ever what i meant was my post made no sense, anyway, 2fishinatank, I know what you mean, I thought Graham Fenton looked a good player but nobody knew what his position was, he wasn't a forward or a midfielder and his career just faded away
ant1ant1
Sorry Villa 4 ever what i meant was my post made no sense, anyway, 2fishinatank, I know what you mean, I thought Graham Fenton looked a good player but nobody knew what his position was, he wasn't a forward or a midfielder and his career just faded away
ant1ant1
melski..... wesley snipes? hilarious mate. Not sure why but that made spill my coffee
UTV
melski..... wesley snipes? hilarious mate. Not sure why but that made spill my coffee
UTV
Tuncay, Wheater and Huth would do.
NewDaySam
Tuncay, Wheater and Huth would do.
NewDaySam
And what are Spurs thinking, Ash is worth at least 30 million, definitely. He is definitely "half" as good as Kaka.
NewDaySam
And what are Spurs thinking, Ash is worth at least 30 million, definitely. He is definitely "half" as good as Kaka.
NewDaySam
Like 'Arry said 'everybody wants him' so he must be worth a lot of money if every manager wants him, I don't think many teams could afford to pay over £30M for a player, Chelsea, Man City, Real Madrid, that is it, even Liverpool, Man U, Barcelona will struggle once the price gets towards £40M
ant1ant1
Like 'Arry said 'everybody wants him' so he must be worth a lot of money if every manager wants him, I don't think many teams could afford to pay over £30M for a player, Chelsea, Man City, Real Madrid, that is it, even Liverpool, Man U, Barcelona will struggle once the price gets towards £40M
ant1ant1
Tuncay has got a bigger work-rate than Barry ever had for us (especially in this past season) - he's got style, flair and creativity, which i believe will do our middle line the world of good.. I can see why some of you lot are moaning about us signing Tuncay over big star players such as defour, van der vaart and sneijder. But at the same time, Tuncay, Delph and Downing (at half the expense) are all able to play roles for villa in the shoes of big stars. We have taken the best player leeds had. The best player (possibly players) that boro had, and i for one am excited to see who else MON brings in. I think you guys are being far too negative calling them championship and league 1 players. ut that's us Villa, hey. And what about our young lads who shined through Peace? With or without another few signings, Aston Villa will, this season, finish above man £ity, everton and arsenal. thus making champions league qualification.
benji_starsky_avfc
Tuncay has got a bigger work-rate than Barry ever had for us (especially in this past season) - he's got style, flair and creativity, which i believe will do our middle line the world of good.. I can see why some of you lot are moaning about us signing Tuncay over big star players such as defour, van der vaart and sneijder. But at the same time, Tuncay, Delph and Downing (at half the expense) are all able to play roles for villa in the shoes of big stars. We have taken the best player leeds had. The best player (possibly players) that boro had, and i for one am excited to see who else MON brings in. I think you guys are being far too negative calling them championship and league 1 players. ut that's us Villa, hey. And what about our young lads who shined through Peace? With or without another few signings, Aston Villa will, this season, finish above man £ity, everton and arsenal. thus making champions league qualification.
benji_starsky_avfc
looks like tuncay rumour has bin rubbished shame
clarkamus
looks like tuncay rumour has bin rubbished shame
clarkamus
rubbished where clarkamus? Must admit, I'd have thought if we were going to bid for him, we'd have done it when we got Downing?
The Fear
rubbished where clarkamus? Must admit, I'd have thought if we were going to bid for him, we'd have done it when we got Downing?
The Fear
in the express and star usually i wouldn't believe them but they were the only one who was right about beye moving so im giving them more credit now, shame though as i think he would be a really great signing for us
clarkamus
in the express and star usually i wouldn't believe them but they were the only one who was right about beye moving so im giving them more credit now, shame though as i think he would be a really great signing for us
clarkamus
Fear, facing away from the pitch is sometimes a better option ;-)
AVbornandbred
Fear, facing away from the pitch is sometimes a better option ;-)
AVbornandbred
lol, agreed.. or with head in hands just peeping through! LOL
The Fear
lol, agreed.. or with head in hands just peeping through! LOL
The Fear
I'd love to see Tuncay here at Villa Park, but he just doesn't seem to be a Martin O'Neill type player to me. I think he'd be perfect to link up alongside Big John Carew. He'd provide the options and alternatives that we currently lack, and I'm certain that when on the end of the type of service he could expect from the likes of Jimmy Milly and Ash, that he'd be a revelation for us. Just cant see it happening though.
glensider
I'd love to see Tuncay here at Villa Park, but he just doesn't seem to be a Martin O'Neill type player to me. I think he'd be perfect to link up alongside Big John Carew. He'd provide the options and alternatives that we currently lack, and I'm certain that when on the end of the type of service he could expect from the likes of Jimmy Milly and Ash, that he'd be a revelation for us. Just cant see it happening though.
glensider
 

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