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MON On Carew & No Transfer Promises

Martin O'Neill has blasted reports that Big John Carew might be on his way to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

The Villa boss said - following Carew's agent also saying the big man was going nowhere John Carew Going Nowhere - Yet - 'I've no idea about that at all, absolutely not. But it's that time of year again coming up.' (Ha, it certainly is MON!!!! January Transfer Window Thread Pt 1)

Adding, 'There's nothing in it. I haven't spoken to John or his agent about it.'

carew

He also says he is sure that won't be the only Villa player linked with other teams - which is true, Emile Heskey has already been linked with a move back to Wigan.

'But there's nothing in it as far as I'm concerned. I don't know anything at all about it nor have I bothered to chase it up. We're at a really important stage and John is very important.'

And on the transfer window he adds: 'Who knows what happens in January? I don't want to be sitting here promising absolutely everything and then finding out that I'm unable to keep these particular promises about anything that happens in a January window.' Saying that one thing is for sure, he doesn't want to be losing players.

I think it could well be a quiet transfer window, then again it wasn't that long ago we got a certain Ashley Young from Watford in a January transfer window (see all transfer dealings below)

Ashley Young shooting

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :

Out


Kevin Phillips WBA 700k
Matthieu Berson Levante 1m
Ulises De La Cruz Reading Free
Peter Whittingham Cardiff City 250k
Eric Djemba Djemba Quatar Free
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls Free
Milan Baros Lyon Swap
Mark Delaney Retired

In

Stiliyan Petrov Celtic 6.5m
Didier Agathe Celtic Free
Chris Sutton Celtic Free
Phil Bardsley Manchester United Loan
Gabor Kiraly Crystal Palace Loan
John Carew Lyon Swap
Ashley Young Watford 9.65m
Shaun Maloney Celtic 1.1m



SECOND SEASON 2007/2008:

Out


Gary Cahill Bolton Undisc (in region of 4m?)
Liam Ridgewell Birmingham 2m
Jlloyd Samuel Bolton Free
Lee Hendrie Sheffield United Free
Chris Sutton Retired
Didier Agathe released
Steven Davis Fulham 4m
Aaron Hughes Fulham 1m
Gavin McCann Bolton 1m
Robert Olejnik Falkirk Free

In

Wayne Routledge Tottenham 1.5m
Moustapha Salifou FC Wil Undisc.
Curtis Davies West Brom Loan
Zat Knight Fulham 3.5m
Scott Carson Liverpool Loan
Harry Forrester Watford 250 000 initial fee rising on appearances
Eric Lichaj Unattached Free
Marlon Harewood West Ham Undisc (region of 3.5m?)
Nigel Reo-Coker West Ham 8.5m

THIRD SEASON 2008/2009

Out:


Luke Moore (West Brom - 3.5million)
Olof Mellberg (Juventus - free)
Patrick Berger (Sparta Prague - free)
Thomas Sorensen (released)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic, 1million)
Wayne Routledge (undisclosed)

In:

Curtis Davies (WBA undisclosed but around 7.5million?)
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea 5.5million)
Brad Friedel (Blackburn, undisclosed but in the region of 2 - 2.5million)
Brad Guzan (Chivas US, undisclosed, starts at around 800k up to 2m on appearances etc?)
Nicky Shorey (Reading, around 4m?)
Luke Young (Middlesbrough, around 5m?)
Carlos Cuellar (Rangers 7.8million)
James Milner (Newcastle, around 12million?)
Arsenio Halfhuid from Excelsior (undisclosed)
Emile Heskey from Wigan Athletic (3.5m)

FOURTH SEASON

Out:


Gareth Barry (Manchester City, 12million)
Stuart Taylor (Manchester City, free)
Zat Knight (Bolton 4 - 4.5million)
Martin Laursen (retired)

In

Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough around 10m + add ons)
Fabian Delph (Leeds United - undisclosed fee - around 6m including add ons?)
Habib Beye (Newcastle, undisclosed but around 3m?)
Andy Marshall (free agent)
Stephen Warnock (Blackburn Rovers - around 6m + add ons?)
James Collins (West Ham United - around 5m)
Richard Dunne (Manchester City - around 6m)

*Loan fees not included. Figures rounded up or down. Only a rough guideline!*




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 9 2009

Time: 4:34PM

Your Comments

Glad Carew is staying. He's worth more than 5M, we'll struggle to find somebody better than him, he scores between 15-20 goals a season and a cult hero. Glad he's staying and i hope he gets his contract extended by another year or two. JOHN CAREW CAREW! And I don't think we will buy more than 2 players this January if that, we don't really need anyone apart from maybe a back up playmaker to Milner? I wouldn't really mind if we signed nobody - just as long as we don't sell anyone else other than Harewood and Salifou
astvil123
Glad Carew is staying. He's worth more than 5M, we'll struggle to find somebody better than him, he scores between 15-20 goals a season and a cult hero. Glad he's staying and i hope he gets his contract extended by another year or two. JOHN CAREW CAREW! And I don't think we will buy more than 2 players this January if that, we don't really need anyone apart from maybe a back up playmaker to Milner? I wouldn't really mind if we signed nobody - just as long as we don't sell anyone else other than Harewood and Salifou
astvil123
if you look at the business we have just done we had some right bargains. Dunne, collins and warnock to name 3. Hopefully downing can prove to be a 4th. But further back we have done some shocking business.
avfcjoe66
if you look at the business we have just done we had some right bargains. Dunne, collins and warnock to name 3. Hopefully downing can prove to be a 4th. But further back we have done some shocking business.
avfcjoe66
Net spend here is pretty big, much more than I thought it's be. A quick rough sum up shows it's well over 80. That's a lot of money.
lorenzo
Net spend here is pretty big, much more than I thought it's be. A quick rough sum up shows it's well over 80. That's a lot of money.
lorenzo
Not expecting much in Jan but a decent striker and I'm happy.
JayVFC
Not expecting much in Jan but a decent striker and I'm happy.
JayVFC
Moutinho would be nice. Good backup for Milner.
jsmccue
Moutinho would be nice. Good backup for Milner.
jsmccue
Its a decent showing by martin in the transfer market, despite the rumours to the contrary. This time I dont want anyone apart from marlon to leave, and it would be very very nice to see another couple of quality additions, one up front and another elsewhere.
romanianvillain
Its a decent showing by martin in the transfer market, despite the rumours to the contrary. This time I dont want anyone apart from marlon to leave, and it would be very very nice to see another couple of quality additions, one up front and another elsewhere.
romanianvillain
 

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