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Striker In - Striker Out - AVFC Transfer Talk


Couple of snippets of gossip today. Can see no 'sources' or real meat behind the rumours and there are certainly no quotes. However, some of us do like the transfer rumours so we might as well discuss!

The one links Gabriel Agbonlahor to Arsenal. The report on caughtoffside, as said with no reporter talk or sources at any club, reckon Arsene Wenger will turn his attention to our road runner (beep beep) striker. He was linked to them last summer as well. Our best players will be linked all the time and that is a compliment. Can see NO WAY at all that Martin O'Neill would be tempted without really silly money though and Arsenal don't really pay silly money.

The report says the 23-year-old is valued at around 22million.

Would you sell at that?

Gabby is currently on 13 Prem goals, 1 FA Cup goal and 2 league cup goals. If my math's is right, that is 25 goals so far this season. Ahem.

The other bit of fluff on the same site (and which comes up just jumbled coding!) says we are in for West Ham striker Carlton Cole this summer for a fee of around 12million. The report suggests he will partner Gabby (hang on, thought Gabby was off to Arsenal?!) as John Carew will be Fulham bound.

This one wouldn't shock me, Cole has vastly improved since his loan spell at Villa and seems to have got his head sorted. However his goal tally is still not prolific, he has 9 PL goals in 23 games and no cup goals.

I think it more likely that the strong rumour we are going to buy Robbie Keane from Spurs will be the main striker target, or maybe Cole up front and Keano behind?

Hey, who knows, certainly no one but MON who now looks like he wants to stay. Could be an interesting summer though. Imagine what the addition of a top striker or two could do to our team? The pressure on our defence at times this season has been immense and by and large, they have stood up to that pressure. IF we can add goals then the midfield can start 'expressing' (what an awful term!) themselves more and get the ball forward in the knowledge we might just shoot and score. That would lead to a more relaxed, flair team.

Sounds good to me!

So far we have:

In

Nigel Hokey-Cokey to see out his contract: Click Here

Villa will bid for 2.5million rated, 18-year-old Cardiff City right-back Adam Matthews. Click Here

Robbie Keane: Click Here

Veteran Wigan keeper Mike Pollitt.

Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon.

Paul Scharner from Wigan. Click Here

Chelsea's Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic Click Here

Carlton Cole from West Ham for 12million

Out

James Milner to Man Utd

James Milner to Man City

John Carew to Fulham for 3.5m Click Here

Ashley Young to Manchester City. Click Here

Gabby Agbonlahor to Arsenal for around 22million




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 22 2010

Time: 9:26AM

Your Comments

having watch cole many times this season (a housemate supports west ham) i can tell u he is a greatly improved player. He would also fit very well in the villa mould. CC is not a step back
overlooked_villan
Gabby for 22m, yes please
d8ost
Carew and heskey have got to go and cole is garbage. I'd rather have crouchy back.
SidGodSid
Can someone name me a better target man than Carew? Dont say Jones, Cole or bloody crouch. Think we need to keep Big John. The guy scores
Raunds Villain
yes MJB not that it has anything to do with this thread to be fair. Also, as he has been removed, I'll remove any comments about him (or anyone else banned) due to the lack of a right to reply!
The Fear
oh i forgot, my players out ,heskey to anywhere but here, marlon to the blues,salifou to the blu....no hes had enough crap already this season, sidders to reading,NRC to london, guzan to NY yankees and finally one more purchase joe hart please
jj184
Carlton Cole = Can't Control. He is not good enough for Villa. Better off selling Harewood and buying a quality poacher like Huntelaar with the 12m quoted. Even Darren Bent would be a better option than Cole, who IMO is still s****
Madirish
Carlton Cole ? You have to be joking...he is hopeless....dear dear dear !
MASON_PARKER
If Arsenal offer us 22 million for Gabby I will personally pay his bus fare to London.
villan of the north
Raunds, Crouch is a better target man than carew by a mile. Carew is lazy, his touch is shocking and no top 4 side would touch him.
SidGodSid
Gotta disagree sid. He causes alot of problems and is a lot stronger than crouch
Raunds Villain
 

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