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Gabby Agbonlahor To Spurs + Other Transfer Talk


There are a few repeats today that Manchester City are willing to test Villa's resolve and bid 27million for James Milner as mentioned yesterday in our football transfer round up ( AVFC Press Transfer Talk + All Links So Far )

Ah, here is another of our young star players linked outwards, what joy! This time The Express claims that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will bid 22million for Gabriel Agbonlahor.

The report calls Gabby an 'England reject' which is a bit harsh, he's still young, he'll get another chance and will be a more rounded player come the European Championship.

The report suggests that Robbie Keane will be used as a makeweight in the deal.

Our latest poll asks if you'd sell Gabby?

Previous Gabby links:

Gabby Agbonlahor to Arsenal for around 22million Click Here

Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young to Manchester City for around 45million. Click Here

The Mirror say that Everton are now in the race with Villa 'target' Nedum Onuoha. Apparently Sunderland are also interested in the 23-year-old Manchester City defender and have made a bid.

And unless I'm very much mistaken, that is about that for today's gossip.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 8 2010

Time: 9:35AM

Your Comments

I dont think there is any truth in that Agbonlahor rumor. for one i dont think he will fit into our style of play and Levy is not stupid enough to pay 22 million for him
yid_from_India
agreed, but i hope levy has a bad day and splashes something over 15m for him. That would be a gread deal for the Villa IMO. (Now i have to wait for the certain critisizm from fellow villa fans)
d8ost
DO NOT SELL. I'm not criticising anyone above; but we need to keep these players to ATTRTACT other players...if we sell and have loads of dosh it doesn't guarantee players coming in. We need to build around them. We should buy mixtures of youth and experience.....Ireland, Parker, Bent, Keane...four very different but very good players, all with something to offer and more importantly the older players can help our younger players...Keane can teach Gab how to use pace effectively, Parker can hold a midfield and move forwards and back, not just sideways like Petrov (who I rate), Bent can show Heskey - the door!!!!! Ireland can attack and either invigorate players or score goals or both. Add to that mix a surprise signing like Benayoun and we're okay......however, we all know Benayoun will be off to Rafas new army so forget it.
koolbill
Do you think West Hamwould have NRC or Sidders plus a few million for Parker? If you ask me, NRC messed up there and has always regretted leaving.
koolbill
I actually think it's more important to keep Gabby than Milner - just my opinion - I think he will develop into a great striker. 20m would prob be a fair price. We could replace him with Bent for maybe 16m but IMO this would be a backward step.
RoyalVilla
d8ost: And they're all realistically buyable too. I've tried to do the math, here goes. Sidwell=4m for Parker, 7m for Keane, Ireland 9m, and Beye(Sunderland wanted him last window)+13m = 33m. Money saved on the outgoing players. To be fair, West Ham and Sunderland, despite their inflated press wealth are not actually any wealthier than us and have achieved far less with respective buying regimes recently, so are both more likely to accept NRC, Beye, Shorey, Sidders, Heskey, Young, Salifou and the like as makeweights in order to get their better players off them....especially if their players want to come....and what English player wouldn't? MON has demonstrated that even injured players like Downing get a call-up if you play at the Villa, add this to the fact that by next European Cup the like of Heskey, perhaps Rio, Becks, Carragher won't make the cut then only a fool of an English player would not come. This works for us because no club keeps an unhappy player even if he is their best striker-midfielder etcetera.
koolbill
Imagine it Astriel....and I bet you didn't even think about Milner once! Just goes to show that if he did go for 27m-30m then we would only outlay 3m-6m; meaning we'd have money left for the next window - which MON won't use :-( And possibly get Ireland for free!!!!!!!! Very realistic too. Please MON, do it.
koolbill
koolbill: do you think you could put that into a mail to MON? ;) he could be the most successful Villa manager in the last 15 + years with that team
d8ost
Jesus Christ, 22m, they are original these red tops aren't they? He's good for 12 goals a season, but most of them usually come in the first 10 games, we have someone like that called Jermain Defoe haha.
bernio3000
Defoe is quality.
koolbill
d8ost: I'll ask JF to email him for me. It all makes so much sense.
koolbill
Defoe's alright, just frightfully inconsistent with his goals, like Gabby. For 22m we'd want somebody who scores consistently, because that was our problem last season, too many disappearing acts.
bernio3000
If Gabby fancy's a move to progress his career (what with Spurs being in the Champions League, and there being little prospect of Villa being so in the forseeable future, unfortunately), then this could easily happen - although with Defoe and Crouch they already have a pretty decent strike-force. But then football is a squad game, and with Pavlyuchenko their only other striker who might arguably be up to snuff, Spurs have a need for another stiker. But enough about Spurs. If Gabby does leave, his replacement must be Delfouneso. No-one else would be remotely acceptable - and certainly not Robbie Keane who is no longer good enough for Spurs. Should Delfouneso be made our new number one, I would grudgingly accept Gabby's sale - but only so long as the money is right, and somewhere north of 20m would indeed be about right.
Albarnista
koolbill - i doubt NRC would go back to west ham if they were guaranteed the prem, fa cup & champions league titles and were going to pay him a million quid a week after the torrent of abuse he got from their fans. other than that i like what you say.
lurman
Gabby has to stay, not because I think he's the complete article but because he is by far and away the best front man we have at the club. I'd get shot of Carew and Heskey before considering letting Gabby go.
AVbornandbred
if gabby scored 20 goals every season every villa fan would say no deal but if gabby tuck the penaltys like defoe and bent do he would get 20 goals a season
bells are ringin
i think defoe only scored 2 penaltys this season bells are ringing. but he scored loads against teams we drubbed ie wigan, hull etc rather than spread across a season
jljyid
Gabby improves each season - the quest really is to find a strike partner for him. we should only sell players that have reached or past their peak
stanleeds
In the last 2 seasons Gabbi has played 88 games in all competitions an scored 29 goals. If we look back with our claret tinted spectacles we will see that is comparable to a player who was a hero on the terraces . . . . Gary Shaw. In the 2 years that we won the League and European Cup, Gary played in 85 games scoring 34 goals. This equates to a goal every 2.5 games for Gary Shaw and every 3 games for Gabbi. Not bad seeing he has had to work on his own in many of those games and hasn't had a 20 goal a season man alongside him like Shaw did with Peter Withe. Do not sell Gabbi unless we get a ridiculous bid in the region of 35m. Every player has a price and if the selling club don't come up with the money we want, as with Barry and Milner, we simply tell them to take a running jump.
voiceoftheholte
I dont believe for one minute that Harry Redknapp's Tottenham would be interested in Gabby, certainly not at the rumoured 22million, so as far as I'm concerned, this is absolutely nothing more than lazy media speculation. It seems that we Villans either hate or rate Gabby, there's no middle ground, but as far as I'm concerned he's another player, along with the likes of Milly and Ash, that we should be looking to keep.
glensider
 

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