Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Gardner Close According To Pannu

Gardner Close According To Pannu

Blues vice chairman Peter Pannu has said that an agreeable deal between both clubs for Craig Gardner is pretty close.

A story in ESPN indicates that a fee of £3.5 million will be enough to secure the services of the versatile midfielder, and that a deal is close.

Pannu is quoted as saying:

'We are pretty close to a deal, our offer for Craig Gardner is still on the table.'

Now Villa have already turned down a reported £3 million bid, and O'Neill went to lengths to point out how he didn't want Craig to leave.

I can see that much effort going into an extra £500,000 to be honest. I've no doubts a deal will be struck, unfortunately Craig nolonger has a future at the club so it makes no sense whatsoever for him to languish in our reserves but as the article also states that any 'add ons' will still have to be thrashed out, suggests a deal whilst still on the cards, isn't that close at all.

I'd suspect we are holding out for £5 million like we did with Gary Cahill, and we'll see movement around the £4 million mark. However I rarely know what I'm on about so if you see him in a Blues shirt within an hour of me going to bed I wouldn't be surprised.

Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday January 21 2010
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

0
Surely he is worth 5mil in today's market! Just wish him well but wish it wasn't to SHA. If Craig goes will we buy?
holte ender 1969
21/01/2010 08:28:00
0
Surely he is worth 5mil in today's market! Just wish him well but wish it wasn't to SHA. If Craig goes will we buy?
holte ender 1969
21/01/2010 08:28:00
0
he's hardly a proven premiership player, so i'd personally be happy with £4mill, providing it is up front and not in installments, I do think that may have been a bit of a stumbling block.

sad to see any Villa player leave, especially those who have come through the ranks, but can't blame the kid and would wish him well - roll on his brother!
davidsands1982
21/01/2010 10:26:00
0
he's hardly a proven premiership player, so i'd personally be happy with £4mill, providing it is up front and not in installments, I do think that may have been a bit of a stumbling block.

sad to see any Villa player leave, especially those who have come through the ranks, but can't blame the kid and would wish him well - roll on his brother!
davidsands1982
21/01/2010 10:26:00
0
I would take £3.5m IF we got 40% or so of a future fee.
deano.avfc
21/01/2010 10:48:00
0
I would take £3.5m IF we got 40% or so of a future fee.
deano.avfc
21/01/2010 10:48:00
0
good point, have a sell on clause in the deal!
The Fear
21/01/2010 12:02:00
0
good point, have a sell on clause in the deal!
The Fear
21/01/2010 12:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Officials - Derby v Aston Villa (16/12/17)

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

The Return Of Some Villa Optimism?

Aston Villa CEO Keith Wyness confirmed yesterday that half season ticket sales were soaring, with our biggest take up for the last five seasons.

Peterborough Confirmed In The FA Cup

Following Tuesday night's FA Cup second round replays, Aston Villa now know we will face Peterborough United in the third round of the competition.

FA Youth Cup - Villa v Coventry

The third round of the FA Youth Cup kicks off tonight with Aston Villa hosting Coventry City and the game should be screened live on youtube.

Aston Villa Archived Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where will Villa finish?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Top two31%
Play offs 37%
Outside the playoffs32%
How the hell do I know?0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Alonso targets race wins in 2018
Latest Vital Boxing News
Corcoran Defeated by Horn in WBO Title Fight
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel192
2.HeathfieldRoad1874162
3.Pride of Lions158
4.The Fear145
5.BodyButter137
6.sirdennis115
7.mike_field78
8.Villan Of The North75
9.Melon Donkey74
10.McParlandTheGreat66
Write for Vital Football