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Habib Beye Might Move In Summer

Habib Beye joined Villa from Newcastle last summer, and has played 10 times in all competitions. The full-back hasn't even featured in the Premier League at all since November.

The 32-year-old Senegalese international is unhappy at the lack of opportunities this season and claims he will be reviewing the situation during the summer.

'Things are not going too well for me at Villa,' said Beye in the Daily Star. 'I have only played in 10 games in all competitions.

I think this is mainly down to the fact that Carlos Cuellar and Luke Young are seen as the two main right backs by O'Neill and as such Beye is nothing more than a back up fullback.

'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. I am 32, I feel in good physical shape and I don't see myself sitting on the bench'.

Fair enough, he isn't getting any younger, and will want regular top flight football while he can still get it.

'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.'

That is the point, O'Neill makes the decisions and he has to respect that, and he says he does so no complaints from me, don't blame him for wanting to play regularly but we are playing well and I understand why we are not seeing the likes of Beye breaking into the starting 11.

The report says that Beye would prefer to stay in the Premier League rather than return to France.

The former Marseille defender added: '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.'

Ooooh, I am interested to see what people make of this comment, sounds like money is the most important thing to him, despite his primary concern being a lack of first team football. I don't blame him for wanting the money, who wouldn't? But if he is looking for sympathy from the fans, I don't think that comment will gain him much.

I doubt we will see him in Villa colours again and I suspect that Nigel Reo-Coker or Wilfred Bouma will take his place on the bench soon and he will leave in the summer.

All the best to him I say, never really got a chance to show us what he could do.




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Writer: Dan Jones  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 4 2010

Time: 3:33PM

Your Comments

id prefer him to stay. we have alot of good rbs at the club now, lol.
Gruck
id prefer him to stay. we have alot of good rbs at the club now, lol.
Gruck
was always just going to be a back up player I think?
The Fear
So was Collins though to be fair, he arrived as a big Newcastle fan favourite. O'Neill has got just about every position in the team nailed, right back has been an issue for nearly 4 years now.
young_jonah
So was Collins though to be fair, he arrived as a big Newcastle fan favourite. O'Neill has got just about every position in the team nailed, right back has been an issue for nearly 4 years now.
young_jonah
Luke young for RB!! How hard can it be!
joe1206
Luke young for RB!! How hard can it be!
joe1206
Luke Young is the best right back but if i was Habib i would be well peeved with a centre half playing in my position . I thought the few games he played he looked good . We have a good defence and Mon should be rotating the centre backs giving each of them a break now and then and also playing Luke Young in his specialist position and giving him a break now and then with Beye .
Doug4ever
Luke Young is the best right back but if i was Habib i would be well peeved with a centre half playing in my position . I thought the few games he played he looked good . We have a good defence and Mon should be rotating the centre backs giving each of them a break now and then and also playing Luke Young in his specialist position and giving him a break now and then with Beye .
Doug4ever
I'm not surprised he wants to go when he never gets to play . O'Neils selectin policy has me baffled. When you have a decent leftback you would think the Rightback who has been played out of position all season would get the nod but know he gets shoved on the bench and Cueller who's agood centrehalf gets shoved in right back position where he is not very effective and iam not abig fan of Collins I don't rate him.
Nerrad Villa
@Nerrad Villa you dont rate collins ! i dnt know what games you have been watching mate !
black_villian
@Nerrad Villa you dont rate collins ! i dnt know what games you have been watching mate !
black_villian
I think what nerrad is saying is that cuellar has looked better at centre back than collins. When he and dunne have played together we barely conceeded a goal. Since Collins has come back from injury I don't think our defense has looked as good. But we definately have to bring luke back to RB. Carlos is a great defender but he definately is not a wing back!
Astriel
we looked better with carlos and dunne in the middle, young and warnock next to them....collins is capable but i see him as the backup.. this right back weirdness of MONs is questionable...
leftfoot
we looked better with carlos and dunne in the middle, young and warnock next to them....collins is capable but i see him as the backup.. this right back weirdness of MONs is questionable...
leftfoot
Surprised someone doesn't rate Collins, I think he's been fairly immense! Beye should and will leave for the same amount we paid for him, with no real harm done, just a saftey net for a season in case of emergencies.
davidsands1982
Surprised someone doesn't rate Collins, I think he's been fairly immense! Beye should and will leave for the same amount we paid for him, with no real harm done, just a saftey net for a season in case of emergencies.
davidsands1982
He hasn't been particularly impressive.Carlos has done very well for a centre back.
Pking
he sounds like hes a just playing football for money now let him go i say never gona get in the side, we never would have bought him if collins dunne and warnock were already at the club bye bye beye
clarkamus
he sounds like hes a just playing football for money now let him go i say never gona get in the side, we never would have bought him if collins dunne and warnock were already at the club bye bye beye
clarkamus
 

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