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Keane Still Linked - Brad Unfazed - Transfer Talk

Keane Still Linked - Brad Unfazed - Transfer Talk

So the rumours continue!

There was a 'strong' rumour last week that Robbie Keane was at Bodymoor Heath. I've since found out that NO ONE was at Bodymoor Heath on that day last week. So that puts an end to that!

There is another rumour doing the rounds, I believe via Sky Sports, that the Spurs striker has been given permission to talk to Villa BUT I've seen nothing official as yet. Still say it will happen AND that it will be a great signing, much like Magic Merse all those years back.

What else?

The Daily Mail repeat last weeks claims that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been offered to both Villa and Spurs. Do clubs really contact other clubs and offer players? Open question, I have no idea! The report says he would cost around £12.5million.

A couple of reports, one in the Mercury and another in the Express & Star have Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov talking about rumoured former Celtic team mate Villa target Aiden McGeady.

Stiliyan said: 'He`s a player that a lot of big teams are looking at at the moment because you don`t see many to take teams on. He`s the type of player where if you leave him one on one or two on two he can always think of something.'

The Sun Villa are considering an £8million bid for 23-year-old Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic who was watched by scouts last week as he scored two goals for Dinamo Zagreb. Dib dib dib, dub dub dub?

The usual suspects of Everton, Tottenham and Arsenal are also linked.

Only one problem with this link? According to a paper link found by Ian Robo, he signed for Wolfsburg today! Click Here

Meanwhile Brad Friedel pictured below at yesterday's kit launch, says the speculation around James Milner and other players won't affect the team at all. 'Each player is going to try and get themselves in the right physical and mental shape. What happens in the transfer market has nothing to do with us as players.'


Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday July 16 2010
Time: 12:27PM


alll starting to get interesting, sidwell fee agreed with fulham hes just waiting for new manager to be appointed and give him assurances i guess from ssn
16/07/2010 12:41:00
Albarnista what the hell you on about, I i think we will get rid of a striker Heskey out or Carew, Agbonlahor to partner someone new with Delfouneso on the bench sometimes and having a chance now and then to prove himself, It's just a matter of time.
Villa 4 Ever
16/07/2010 13:55:00
Villa 4 Ever, you might be right, and we might get rid of a striker - though I hope to goodness it isn't Carew. But if Delfouneso doesn't play a significant number of games this season, both in the cups and in the league, rather than just the odd chance now and then, which we seem to agree is far more likely, he will leave for a club managed by someone capable of developing young talent.
16/07/2010 14:04:00
I have watched McGeady play for Ireland for the last 10 years and I dont remember him ever playing well.He would be a terrible signing in my opinion.If Albrighton was Irish he would be in Trapps starting xi ahead of him.
16/07/2010 14:38:00
I also saw on sky sports about a fee being agreed for Sidwell, that's good news, prehaps we can go on from there. And the thing about Petrov "Urging his club to sign Mcgeady". 12.5m for Huntelaar? Yes please. I would LOVE to have Gabby, Huntelaar and Delfouneso as our strikeforce next season. And if we brought in Keane he could go upfront with Huntelaar with Gabby pulling the strings just behind, his pace running from the halfway line and around the back of defenders with the front 2 playing him through would be devastating.
16/07/2010 16:06:00
BobTheBuilder, he scored a decent number of goals last season despite not playing or starting as many games as he might have with Heskey often preferred. I admit his susceptibility to injury is far from ideal, but the truth is that beggars can't be choosers. If it wasn't for his faults, he'd be scoring 30 goals a season for a bigger club. When all is said and done, he is an infinitely better option than Heskey, and this would seem to be the salient point.
16/07/2010 17:18:00
@BtheB, end of last season JC was our best striker. Almost caught up with Gabby for goals who had started all season! I would prefer us to sell Heskey, but just like I couldnt believe it when he was in the England squad of 23, I have a horrible feeling MON will try to stick with him one more season! What about Harewood? Have we sold him yet? Or has he run his contract down?
16/07/2010 17:27:00
Nonsense Albarnista. If Delfouneso is anywhere near as good as you or others seem to believe, then rest assured that he'll brush all-comers aside and speedily cement a starting place in MON's starting eleven, no matter who he finds himself in direct competition with. As for a preference between Heskey and Carew, like you I cannot see that there's too much reason for debate here, Big JC would have to get the nod. Even with Carew, Delfouneso, Agbonlahor and maybe Keane upfront, we're still somewhat short when in comes to genuine striker options, but with cash seemingly somewhat limited, then that quartet will presumably be the route that we have to take. Sadly though I cannot see us offloading Emile Heskey all that easily. His wages are sure to be a huge stumbling block to the type of clubs that might be looking in his direction.
17/07/2010 11:31:00
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