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Luke Young On Way To Fulham? + Other Transfer Talk

Luke Young On Way To Fulham? + Other Transfer Talk


A little birdie just told me that Luke Young may well be on his way for talks concerning a move to Fulham. Now I can't hang my hat on this rumour and I do like to be clear on 'itk' stuff but seems there could be some substance to this. I hope, if he hasn't a chance of getting back into the Villa team, that he does get sorted, I don't think he ever let us down and will no doubt get a good reception from the Villa faithful if he returns with another club.

James Nursey at The Mirror has a report saying that the James Milner to Manchester City deal will be completed by next week AND that Stephen Ireland will be moving to Villa Park.

The speculation is that the clubs are set to compromise and some whispers are suggesting Milner has made it clear he wants out. Anyway, it seems that this move is likely so the sooner the better. Must say if we get Ireland in exchange, we have a player of at least equal ability and one who has possibly got more chance of adding to our goals tally from midfield? Some say he is a berk off the pitch. Yeah, so?

Reports including The Mirror article say that when the move happens we will go for Robbie Keane from Spurs and bid for Celtic's Aiden McGeady. Other reports have said that Villa won't match Celtic's valuation of their player and if we get £25m or so for Milner, the price of players we want to buy will also go up!!!

The Mirror report also says:

Curtis Davies could be on the move to Spurs and that could be part of the Keano deal.

Finally, the move for Steve Sidwell to Fulham looks to be off following the departure of Roy Hodgson as new boss Mark Hughes doesn't want the midfielder.

More on Aiden McGeady from Vital Celtic. Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is reportedly refusing to comment on Villa's rumoured interest in Aiden McGeady, who is currently discussing a potential £9.5million move to Spartak Moscow. The 24-year-old Ireland international is apparently in Moscow to discuss terms for a move which could see him earn £40,000-a-week before tax plus bonuses - but there has been speculation Aiden would prefer a move to England and, specifically, to link up with former boss O'Neill. According to the Birmingham Mail: 'O'Neill is still refusing to comment on Villa's interest in Aiden McGeady amid reports that the Celtic winger is holding out for a move to Villa Park after rejecting a £9.5 million move to Spartak Moscow.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 4 2010
Time: 3:01PM

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If Milner goes (sad but inevitable) then IMO Ireland MUST be part of the deal. The clubs will never agree on a straight cash valuation IMO and so at least one player must be involved. It is pure guesswork, but I think MON would accept Ireland + £12m (what he paid for Milner). £12m could buy Keane and McGeady? So JM = Ireland, Keane + McGeady? Great deal if so.
krfeskivilla
04/08/2010 15:16:00
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The thing that puzzles me, if it's true what I've read, is that the reason we have a supposed buy to sell policy is due to the unsustainability of the wage structure versus income. So if we sell one player i.e. Milner and use the money to invest in three others e.g. Keane, Ireland and McGeady, then the net wage bill is increased by two players so surely makes the issue worse??????
Jon.H
04/08/2010 15:41:00
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Young pulled his kid out of school at the end of last year and has wanted a move back to london since the familly tragedy last season, so looks like a done deal. £15M plus Ireland would be a good deal, interseting point by Jon.H above though especially if we can't move players like Sidwell and Beye off the books
AVbornandbred
04/08/2010 15:50:00
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rumours around that we are after Hleb as a replacement for Milner, and MON is not interested in Ireland as part of the swap.........
victort
04/08/2010 15:52:00
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Jon: its worrying times! I hope that Randys faith in MON pays off. I dont think for one minute that MON is stupid and is ignoring the wages issue....or randy for that matter. Perhaps we are all talking about issues that perhaps dont exist and might now even effect the transfer deals, its all just speculation based on some figures that we compare to Spuds. Oh i dont know...it does sounds worrying, but im still having faith that the accountants and hopefully switched on business men at VP have a plan...
d8ost
05/08/2010 11:50:00
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Sidwell and Heskey have to go. I have never seen sidwell have a good game. I am very disappointed that Fulham didn't buy him. Mark Hughes can see what we all can see, a waste of space, I slow speed midfielder who doesn't get a sweat on. I have to give Heskey credit he does try, I will give him that!, but the plain fact is a forward must score goals. I just can't get excited about the season ahead, the weaknesses are still there from last season.
ShaneBlack
05/08/2010 13:20:00
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