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Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Well, here we go, March has only just started and already we have transfer gossip, not much of it particulary good either! lol

First off we have the report from The People saying that John Carew is unsettled: John Carew Looking To Exit Villa Park?

Then, oh no, how will we survive? Villa's Senegal International full back Habib Beye might quit Villa due to the lack of first team action.

Damn, time to shut up shop surely!? (Ok, bitchy mode turned off...!)

According to Vital Newcastle their former player might be interested in a return to the Toon. Not sure the Toon Army would be that keen on someone who jumped ship returning though!?

Sunderland were also interested in him last summer and this January.

32-year-old Beye told the Daily Star:

'Things are not going too well for me at Villa. I have only played in 10 games in all competitions. This is the first time in 12 years I've had a season like this and it is not easy for me to put up with.' Adding 'If I can't express myself as a footballer with Aston Villa, it will be elsewhere. It is the manager's choice. You have to respect his decisions even if you don't accept them as he is the sole captain of the ship.'

Hmmm, interesting comment when asked if he'd consider a return to France: 'French clubs don't punch at the same weight as English ones when it comes to salaries. Returning to France would be complicated for me. The wages in England are twice as high and I can't see a French club investing that much money in a player. I'd consider an interesting challenge in France, but the salary is the problem.'

Meanwhile, www.skysports.com have an article saying ex Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb won't be making any decisions on his future until after the World Cup.

Must admit, I think those hoping for quick signings this summer might be disappointed, the World Cup will hold up the whole affair for sure, then some players prices will rise so high that they'll be priced out!

The Belarus player is currently on loan at Stuttgart after failing to make an impact at Barcelona.

The player has been linked to both Aston Villa and Manchester City but his agent says

'Barcelona have decided to bring the player back to Spain at the end of the season. He still has two years left on his Barcelona contract. After the World Cup we'll decide his future with the club.'

Finally, James Nursey at The Mirror has a report the other day linking us, along with Sunderland and Blackburn, to Wolves 27-year-old captain Karl Henry if they go down.


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 4 2010

Time: 1:00PM

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dont be surprised to see beye not on the bench in the coming games, to be fair i dont see why we need him davies and young on the bench, 2 defenders is enough surely? replace him with albrighton who can offer something different than the likes of sidwell etc......gives it all but not the player we need to make us progress, took part in my fave result of the season too liverscum 1 villa 3 :-D
benham
dont be surprised to see beye not on the bench in the coming games, to be fair i dont see why we need him davies and young on the bench, 2 defenders is enough surely? replace him with albrighton who can offer something different than the likes of sidwell etc......gives it all but not the player we need to make us progress, took part in my fave result of the season too liverscum 1 villa 3 :-D
benham
Interesting that you mention Davies and Young. I can't see why they would stick around at Villa. Davies was well and truly shafted by O'Neill, playing with one arm for all that time, with his form, unsurprisingly, suffering to such an extent that he is now seen as being merely a backup player. Let's not forget that O'Neill payed 10m for the guy (although that is no guarantee of quality!). As for Luke Young, I don't think it's any coincidence that he retired from international football after being played out of position for a season by O'Neill. Although he was tremendous last season, left back was hardly the position from which he was going to take Glenn Johnson's place. He should be going to South Africa in the summer, and in my view as well as many other Villans, he ought to be ahead of Johnson. And yet he doesn't even get into our team! I wouldn't blame him if he was a little miffed. Add in the likes of Reo-Coker, Carew, Beye and Shorey, and it looks like ANOTHER summer of rebuilding, and a season of 'consolidation' at best. And we'll still be stuck with Sidwell and Heskey. So many reasons to be optimistic!
Albarnista
OMG Beye, money grabbing whore!!
davidsands1982
OMG Beye, money grabbing whore!!
davidsands1982
Would Hleb just be a squad, personnaly couldn't see O'Neil picking him above A Young or Milner - possibly Downing???
davidsands1982
Would Hleb just be a squad, personnaly couldn't see O'Neil picking him above A Young or Milner - possibly Downing???
davidsands1982
On what basis are you saying that? Sounds to me like Beye wants to play football, and he wants to receive the level of wages his contract says he is entitled to. He's no different to anyone else on that score. When I read this, I don't think about Beye's individual situation so much. Rather I think about O'Neill's policy of buying 'squad' players for significant sums of money, and then not playing them. What purpose does Beye serve? He's our 3rd choice right back (and possibly fourth choice if Reo-Coker is fit and in form). Why did O'Neill buy him? The only logical answer to this last question is that he doesn't know what he's doing, unless of course he is deliberaltely wasting Villa resources.
Albarnista
On what basis are you saying that? Sounds to me like Beye wants to play football, and he wants to receive the level of wages his contract says he is entitled to. He's no different to anyone else on that score. When I read this, I don't think about Beye's individual situation so much. Rather I think about O'Neill's policy of buying 'squad' players for significant sums of money, and then not playing them. What purpose does Beye serve? He's our 3rd choice right back (and possibly fourth choice if Reo-Coker is fit and in form). Why did O'Neill buy him? The only logical answer to this last question is that he doesn't know what he's doing, unless of course he is deliberaltely wasting Villa resources.
Albarnista
alby, whilst most of the time i disagree with your comments this time i find myself agreeing with your above comment. I would hope that if we are to build a great team at VP then we need to buy quality and not squad players anymore. Given the fact that MON doesn't like to use his subs that often it doesn't look good for the bench warmers!
holte ender 1969
alby, whilst most of the time i disagree with your comments this time i find myself agreeing with your above comment. I would hope that if we are to build a great team at VP then we need to buy quality and not squad players anymore. Given the fact that MON doesn't like to use his subs that often it doesn't look good for the bench warmers!
holte ender 1969
holte ender 1969, the problem is that every single member is either in the first XI, or is a bench-warmer. This means that any player we sign will either automatically be a bench-warmer, or will go into the first XI and one of the current first XI becomes a bench-warmer. This is why we will never have a strong squad under O'Neill, because anyone who isn't in the first XI who has any quality at all will soon get fed-up with not playing football. And this is why the prospect of a mass exodus in the summer is realistic, because players of genuine quality, such as Nigel Reo Coker, Luke Young, Curtis Davies and John Carew, aren't happy being bench-warmers.
Albarnista
Oh No! Not a prospect of a slow start to the transfer season? Anyway, let's wait until after the WC, 'Arry will have seen so many "good lads" he'll have to sell his whole squad. So that's Bentley, Bale - and the list goes on. Next year we can sell them back to him when they've picked the bench splinters out of their fundaments.
andy5759
Oh No! Not a prospect of a slow start to the transfer season? Anyway, let's wait until after the WC, 'Arry will have seen so many "good lads" he'll have to sell his whole squad. So that's Bentley, Bale - and the list goes on. Next year we can sell them back to him when they've picked the bench splinters out of their fundaments.
andy5759
andy5759, This is not funny, this is 100% what will happen, but obviously non of the Spurs players with the strange accents
ant1ant1
andy5759, This is not funny, this is 100% what will happen, but obviously non of the Spurs players with the strange accents
ant1ant1
Ohh godd, Karl henry what a discrace that would be if we sign him watta joke i really hope that is a rumour he is nowhere near the quality we should be signing. Id take Hleb aswell and maybe drop downing to the bench and then we actually have someone to come of the bench and change the game and give us scoring oppurtunities because at the moment we only seem to bring on 2 donkeys in either heskey or carew or the pointless player in sidwell. we should be using delph and delfouneso as they are young and promising and have much more ability than the rest of our subs.
p.villa
Ohh godd, Karl henry what a discrace that would be if we sign him watta joke i really hope that is a rumour he is nowhere near the quality we should be signing. Id take Hleb aswell and maybe drop downing to the bench and then we actually have someone to come of the bench and change the game and give us scoring oppurtunities because at the moment we only seem to bring on 2 donkeys in either heskey or carew or the pointless player in sidwell. we should be using delph and delfouneso as they are young and promising and have much more ability than the rest of our subs.
p.villa
 

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