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Villa Transfer Talk - Player Linked In Shock!

Villa Transfer Talk - Player Linked In Shock!

Not exactly a stunning day for transfer talk relating to Villa but I'm sure it will hot up as the World Cup is over for England and the press will have to find something to talk about! We should also start to see some serious moves in the transfer window as players contracts run to the end of June, holidays will be coming to an end clubs + players will be looking at their futures.

Sky Sports have Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies confirming that he would like to sign Nicky Shorey on a permanent deal having had him on loan towards the end of last season.

The Forest boss told the Nottingham Post: 'It would be a no brainer for us to look at Nicky if he was available. If he is somebody we could possibly sign, then we have to look at it. He is a player with obvious quality and there is no question he could do a job for us while he was here. He would be a good addition if it could be done.' So all down to the price then I assume!?

Previous links:

Nicky Shorey to Fulham Click Here
Nicky Shorey to Nottingham Forest: Click Here

Some whispers doing the rounds in text yesterday had a story that Sir Alex Ferguson had told someone at a Golf Day at the Belfry that the Milner to Man City deal was done at £28million. Certainly can't vouch for that one but seems to be a given in some circles that the deal will be done. Goes against another comment I heard though which reckoned City had turned their attention elsewhere and that Man Utd were going to come in for Milner. Hey ho.

And whilst on the subject of Robbie Keane, ahem, not exactly a seemless link that was it... I can but try...! Matt Kendrick at The Birmingham Mail says that Robbie Keane would jump at the chance of joining Villa if the chance arises. Certainly fits in with all I've been told, even at the end of last season, that the Spurs man would move to Villa and actually would have looked to make the move in January if Spurs had been willing to sell him to us at that time. They were wise in not selling him at that point then, I think that move would have seen us finish 4th and not them.

Birmingham City and Sunderland have also been linked but the 30-year-old (well, he is next week anyway) would like a Villa move if a deal can be done. Due to his age Villa won't be held over a barrel price wise though. Wonder if the Curtis Davis to Spurs links return, if so surely a swap would be on the cards (you see, I could do all this transfer dealing if only blinking Villa would listen to me..... ok, ok, I concede, better they don't, I was after all on about getting Michael Owen... hey, then again, if we had got him, he'd not have scored against us at Wembley... bloody hell, I AM good at this...!)

Previous polls on Keane...

Would you swap Gabby for Robbie Keane? (there was paper talk about it)
Poll Date: 13 Jun 2010
Suggested By: JP Fear

No 52%
I'd like Keane but not as a swap for Gabby 40%
Yes 8%
Unsure 0%

Robbie Keane?
Poll Date: 03 Jun 2010
Suggested By: JP Fear

Yes please 65%
No thanks 35%

Previous links:

Robbie Keane: Click Here
Robbie Keane several more times including: Click Here
Robbie Keane in exchange for Gabby Agbonlahor lol Gabby Agbonlahor in a swap for Robbie Keane ! Click Here

Finally Jack Noble at The Mirror has a story linking us with Marseille playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa for around £12million.

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 2 2010
Time: 5:59PM


well, ok, not guaranteed but yes, remember sometimes a player has a nice uplift in form when he moves, he'd have had a point to prove and a fair few of the games we 'blew' were just for the want of a finisher. It was certainly sensible of Spurs not to sell/loan him to us at that time as we were both close on points, in fact in Jan I think we were above weren't we? (Might be wrong on that, can't say I care) ... Wasn't a dig at Spurs btw, just from our point we had Heskey - 3 goals, someone who could finish and that would have turned a good few draws into wins... points make prizes!
The Fear
02/07/2010 18:13:00
I agree Fear, If we had of got Keane in Jan, I think the Spuds would of made a mash of things and we would have stolen the points for 3rd or 4th.
02/07/2010 18:38:00
Isn't Robbie Keane 29 ???
Villa 4 Ever
02/07/2010 19:50:00
to be fair my nan (god rest her soul) would have scored more than Heskey in the run in and she's been dead 10 years. :o)

Keano is 30 this week villa4ever... so yes, he is at the moment 29, :o)
The Fear
03/07/2010 09:33:00
Here's a stat for you: Cascarino (probably the striker at the Villa I disliked most) - 46 games, 11 goals. Heskey - 45 games, 5 goals!!!!! Keane (in his second spell at Spurs deemed not good enough and shipped out) - 34 games, 11 goals. That says it all!
03/07/2010 09:45:00
u r all right about keanne, if he had come to us we would have grabbed fourth, but thats why the yids did not give him to us lol
03/07/2010 12:00:00
im warming to the idea of keane. but if we pay a penny more than £6m i wont be happy.
03/07/2010 12:14:00
Why are Villa fans always so keen on players who used to be good but are now way past their best? Keane? Owen? What next? Stanley Matthews?
chocolate teapot
03/07/2010 12:28:00
Why not? We could get Nobby Stiles in as well, what a guy, I've heard that Terry Butcher is looking for a transfer as well.
03/07/2010 16:06:00
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