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A Transfer Return For Giant Striker + Other Links

A Transfer Return For Giant Striker +  Other Links

Ha, it is the Metro show today when it comes to Villa rumours...

I quite like one of these...!

The Metro say that Villa might add another striker to the mix this January by bidding for 29-year-old Spurs striker Peter Crouch who spends a lot of time on the bench these days.

The price is said to be around £10.5 million.

Personally, I think Crouch is a great player, he is so difficult to play against and look at his England record, given the chances he takes them. So ok, yes please!

Talking about Spurs, sorry to hear about Harry Redknapp being mugged. No one deserves that and no matter what you think, he is a real football manager and a real football character and you have to admire the way he has turned Spurs around from near relegation threatened to Champions League qualifiers.

I digress...

Stephen Ireland to Newcastle? Been said before... but the Metro say they might step up the loan bid. When I say they, I mean Newcastle, The Metro aren`t going to bid for him! I wish we`d keep him and get him back to what he once was and could be again!

Other Ireland links through Jan:

Stephen Ireland considering his future: Click Here
Stephen Ireland off to Stoke on loan? Click Here
Stephen Ireland to Everton. Click Here
Stephen Ireland told he can leave/has put in transfer request: Click Here
Stephen Ireland attracting interest from Everton, West Ham and Fulham. Click Here
Stephen Ireland to Fulham Click Here
Stephen Ireland to Stoke for £5million Click Here
Stephen Ireland to Monaco Click Here
Stephen Ireland Monaco swap shop Click Here

Liverpool have apparently upped their offer for Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam but the reported £4.5m bid has been turned down. Obviously Villa have also been strongly linked.

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday January 22 2011
Time: 9:53AM


Crouch and bent? Yes please
22/01/2011 09:58:00
Not a fan of crouch. Really think we need some more quality @ LB, GK, & CB. (in order of necessity). Will look forward to seeing what happens next week. ON another note, we have come under some serious criticism from both Sunderland and Blackpool. Bruce is clearly bitter (understandably) but get over it. Your club accepted the bid (which was a good price) and i think a good deal was done all round. Holloway (who I used to think was funny till this season) should calm down. Clear to me that Adam wants a move away, and has hinted as such (if not to Villa to somewhere else). Is Holloway going to Have a go at Liverpool for there bid?? Speaking of which, Hasn't comolli overstepped the mark by announcing Liverpools interest in ASh??
22/01/2011 10:39:00
No to Crouch for me thank you, good goalscoring record for England granted, but one dimensional as a striker and I am not sure he is a priority at present
22/01/2011 10:53:00
We don't need another striker. We have 4 already!
Isa Villain
22/01/2011 10:56:00
You can have Keane and Pav as well if you like!
22/01/2011 11:32:00
brad friedel has unfortnatley been declared bankrupt! he was only trying to do something good aswell by setting up that soccer academy in ohio but he has lost very heavily on it, 5m apparently. crazy how you can earn £40,000 a week and have nothing
22/01/2011 12:03:00
Wedknapp you mag. Only mags get magged you massive mag.
22/01/2011 13:28:00
No thanks to crouch, that would just take away the excitement of signing Bent away. 29 years old on big fee with big wages? no thanks as that stinks of transfer gone by where we gain no money back. Fans would not give Crouch a chance when he signed before so I doubt they will again now. I do rate him as a player but he has hardly set the world alight with his scoring at club level. 92 goals in 341 games at club level is not great and I would have rather have kept Carew for free. Surely it makes sense to bring through a younger player along side Bent that is also handy in front of goal. Signing Bent is two steps forward, signing crouch is one step back imo.
22/01/2011 13:41:00
Maybe Crouch rumour is a smoke screen for another target? Sorry to hear about Harry, nobody deserves that, altho we did mug Man
holte ender 1969
22/01/2011 22:55:00
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