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The Aston Villa January Transfer Thread

I've put it off until now but we'd best stick with tradition and have a transfer thread on the front page!

You know the score, put in rumours, sitings (!) and wishes in article comments.

We also have the forum thread: January Transfer Window Talk

So far:

Out: Elliot Parish to Cardiff City.


Might as well put the transfers in and out so far list here as well:

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :


Kevin Phillips (WBA £700k )
Matthieu Berson (Levante £1m)
Ulises De La Cruz (Reading Free)
Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City £250k)
Eric Djemba Djemba (Quatar Free)
Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls Free)
Milan Baros Lyon (Swap)
Mark Delaney (Retired)


Stiliyan Petrov (Celtic £6.5m - £7.5m including add ons?)
Didier Agathe (Celtic Free)
Chris Sutton (Celtic Free)
Phil Bardsley (Manchester United Loan)
Gabor Kiraly (Crystal Palace Loan)
John Carew (Lyon Swap)
Ashley Young (Watford £9.65m)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic £1.1m)

SECOND SEASON 2007/2008:


Gary Cahill (Bolton Undisc in region of £4m?)
Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham £2m)
Jlloyd Samuel (Bolton Free)
Lee Hendrie (Sheffield United Free)
Chris Sutton (Retired)
Didier Agathe (released)
Steven Davis (Fulham £4m)
Aaron Hughes (Fulham £1m)
Gavin McCann (Bolton £1m)
Robert Olejnik (Falkirk Free)


Wayne Routledge (Tottenham £1.5m)
Moustapha Salifou (FC Wil Undisc)
Curtis Davies (West Brom Loan)
Zat Knight (Fulham £3.5m)
Scott Carson (Liverpool Loan)
Harry Forrester (Watford £250 000 initial fee rising on appearances)
Eric Lichaj (Unattached Free)
Marlon Harewood (West Ham Undisc region of £3.5m - £4m)
Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham £8.5m)

THIRD SEASON 2008/2009


Luke Moore (West Brom - £3.5million)
Olof Mellberg (Juventus - free)
Patrick Berger (Sparta Prague - free)
Thomas Sorensen (released)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic, £1million)
Wayne Routledge (undisclosed)


Curtis Davies (WBA undisclosed but around £7.5million + add ons so total around £10m?)
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea £5.5million)
Brad Friedel (Blackburn, undisclosed but in the region of £2 - £2.5million)
Brad Guzan (Chivas US, undisclosed, starts at around £800k up to £2m on appearances etc?)
Nicky Shorey (Reading, around £4m?)
Luke Young (Middlesbrough, around £5m?)
Carlos Cuellar (Rangers £7.8million)
James Milner (Newcastle, around £12million?)
Arsenio Halfhuid from Excelsior (undisclosed)
Emile Heskey from Wigan Athletic (£3.5m)



Gareth Barry (Manchester City, £12million)
Stuart Taylor (Manchester City, free)
Zat Knight (Bolton £4 - £4.5million)
Martin Laursen (retired)
Craig Gardner (Blues in January, £3.5million)


Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough around £10m + add ons)
Fabian Delph (Leeds United - undisclosed fee - around £6m including add ons?)
Habib Beye (Newcastle, undisclosed but around £3m?)
Andy Marshall (free agent)
Stephen Warnock (Blackburn Rovers - around £6m + add ons up to £8m ish?)
James Collins (West Ham United - around £5m)
Richard Dunne (Manchester City - around £6m)

*Loan fees not included. Figures rounded up or down. Only a rough guideline!*

FIFTH SEASON 2010/2011


Andy Marshall (released)
Stephen O'Halloran (Coventry City - Free)
Wilfred Bouma (free)
Nicky Shorey (to the Baggies for around £1.5m)



Kevin MacDonald takes over as caretaker manager:

Kevin MacDonald transfers (sort of... although already in progress really)


Stephen Ireland (£12m value - in £26-30m package for Milner)
Andy Marshall (free - returns having been released in the summer, one year deal)


James Milner (Ireland + £16-18million)


Gerard Houllier Era :


Robert Pires (free)
Kyle Walker (loan from Spurs)
Omar Cummings (trial)
Jean II Makoun (from Lyon for around £5-7m depending on which report you read)
Darren Bent (from Sunderland for £18m rising to around £24m if paper talk is true)
Michael Bradley (loan until end of season, no rumoured fee)


Steve Sidwell (to Fulham loan till contract end undisclosed but around £250k)
John Carew (to Stoke loan till contract end undisclosed by likely zero)
Curtis Davies (to Birmingham City undisclosed but rumours £1.75 to £3.5m)


After Gerard Houllier`s departure:

John Carew (released)
Nigel Reo-Coker (released)
Brad Friedel (to Spurs free)
Robert Pires (released)
Isaiah Osbourne (released)
Moustapha Salifou (released)


Alex McLeish Era


Shay Given (from Manchester City around £3.5million)
Charles N`Zogbia (from Wigan for around £9.5million)
Alan Hutton (from Spurs, undisclosed, around £4million?)
Enda Stevens (from Shamrock Rovers, £250k)
Jermaine Jenas (from Spurs on a season long loan)


Ashley Young (Manchester United around £16m?) ... to be fair, this was a done deal before McLeish arrived.)
Stewart Downing (Liverpool around £20million)
Luke Young (to QPR, undisclosed)
Jonathan Hogg (to Watford, undisclosed)

January 2012:



Elliot Parish to Cardiff City (undisclosed)

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 4 2012

Time: 11:55AM

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Don't like any of the rumours of loans, that should not be what Aston Villa are about! Wouldn't mind Pineaar from Spurs though PERMANENTLY though!
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04/01/2012 11:57:00

If Collins goes then we should get Samba and make him captain. A creative midfielder and left back to replace Warnock. Keep Cuellar at RB and get shot of Hutton. But in truth if we get rid of AM then this should be a "who's the next manager thread". I don't want to see AM spend what we don't have. UTV.
holte ender 1969
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04/01/2012 19:17:00

I have had time to think about it and feel we need a younger manager in Brendan Rodgers for example who has Swansea playing good football. Tbh, anyone other than Eck get's my vote. It's no good talking about transfers when the man cannot set up a team to win ffs!
holte ender 1969
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05/01/2012 03:48:00 Humble beginnings and has learned from "The Special One". Maybe bring Nathan Dyer with him as he looked handy the other day.
holte ender 1969
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05/01/2012 03:55:00

DROGBA linked to Villa!!! LOL. Is Doug back?
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05/01/2012 04:44:00

1969 would love Rogers in charge but unfortunately our opportunity for that was missed in the summer.
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05/01/2012 08:49:00

Drogba! lol Utter rubbish, only on Few more links today and Collins out for £3m to QPR. Think they will want more than that for him: Click Here
The Fear
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05/01/2012 10:21:00

good shout about Samba holte ender 1969. Wouldn't remove Stan as Captain until season end though. Great influence on and off the pitch imho.
The Fear
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05/01/2012 10:21:00

Hurry up and get your badges Martin Laurson we need your drive energy & passion in the Villa Park hotseat as soon as possible even if you dont have the experiance,you would have the fans behind you.
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05/01/2012 10:40:00

I'll echo the #mcleishout sentiments and add Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the next Villa manager. Just won the Norwegian championship with Molde.
Bobby Norman
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05/01/2012 11:58:00

Agree that our next manager needs to be younger. If we do get a decent manager though we will face a battle in keeping him as we can't even keep our best players!! An ex Villa player or someone with a passion for the club is what we need who will stay with us for a decent amount of time so we can actually work towards building something longstanding and worthwhile instead of all this constant change .. (which is the boards fault by the way for appointing someone in Houillier who had a few years at best and now the current muppet who was on a hiding to nothing from the off) ... Simon Grayson ticks the boxes for me as our man with Wilkins as his number 2 and sid cowans as a coach ... if only ....
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05/01/2012 13:09:00

Talksport 'Mcleish says the robbie keane deal is looking 50/50 it will be complete' GRIM!
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05/01/2012 14:11:00

Robbie Keane ? Lets upset Gabbie even more eh ? Can you really see Aston Villa having Drogba & Carrol up front with Keane and Gabby on the bench as super subs ? No nor me... Mind you if Bent is going ... i'd swap him for Ba and some cash from Newcastle. on the Collins rumour ... if we can get £4M for him ... i say YES. We have plenty of cover. Neither Samba or Pineaar will come to Villa. i think if they leave they will want CL footie. So on to the replacement for McNoideahowtowinagamecleish. Well lets look at the options back in the Summer... Martinez -doing rubbish, Mcbrolly- doing rubbish, Sparkie- Nobody wants him, Sven- Not even Leicester want him... do i need to carry on. We need a young untested ex-villa player. I seem to remember a guy called Gregory did ok ... even with Deadly Dougs lack of cash... and what of Brian Little ??? Trouble is our Chairman know NOTHING about english football... so we will probably end up staying with Mcletsetupforadrawcleish
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05/01/2012 19:15:00

I just cant believe the crap coming out of Villa park lately ! Chasing the has been Robbie Keane, offering £500,000 for 6 games, jesus wept, it`s a total farce. Who is he gonna drop to play him !? The bloke maybe training with spuds but has no match fitness. I remember a tale doing the rounds a while ago, about Keane being caught with Matt Murray (ex wolves keeper) and two females, who turned out to be the romantic interest of some local gangster, who having discovered the indescretion arranged for Murray to have a good beating (resulting in him being out of action for a considerable time) and to warn Keane never to return to the Midlands..urban myth, who knows..I for one hope that its true and mr Keane heeds that warning.
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05/01/2012 20:10:00

Omar cummings was one hell of an ejaculator.
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05/01/2012 20:49:00

Merlin, Laursen lionheart has already passed his badges in the summer, lets roll out the carpet for LionHeart i say and let him rebuild us!!
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05/01/2012 22:14:00

Mulongoti - congolese defender - plays for Fortuna in German 2nd Division. Laursen - ex defender - has badges. Robbie Keane - worst goal celebration in the history of football.
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06/01/2012 06:14:00

that is my worry tvrwhitey, you get a guy in on a two month loan and annoy the permanent players. Not impressed with this idea at all.
The Fear
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06/01/2012 09:39:00

not really about who we would like as manager but hey, why not try Martin Laursen with a director of football above him to help! Thread on managers: which manager? Click Here
The Fear
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06/01/2012 09:44:00

Why do we need to loan a player for 2 months when we currently have Gabby and Bent and are usually only using 1 of them as a striker! The most obvious sign yet that Bent will be on his way imo, that's not saying I think he definitely is going though. I'd love Martin Laursen to come back as manager, I don't care that he's never managed, anything to get Mcleish out!
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06/01/2012 10:07:00

Understood Laursen had part completed the course Clive did not realise he finished them hope we get him one day sigh!
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06/01/2012 13:12:00

But Keane isn't a defender? So why do we need him? ;)
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06/01/2012 14:50:00

Personally ... I dont think we need anyone ... it would only stifle youth development. Gardner, Delph, Clark, Lichaj, Herd, Bannan and Weimann all need regular games to bring them up to speed. We should be playing 2 of these every match and rotating them, unless we are in serious relegation trouble. Time we got rid of Heskey, Dunne, Collins, Beye and i'd go so far as Delfouneso (i feel he's had plenty of chances to prove himself). Even with these all gone we dont need replacements. I'd only bring someone in if we lost Petrov or Bent. And my choices for replacements would be Ba or Strurridge for Bent and either Larsson, Sessegnon, Dempsey or Sinclair from Swansea to replace Petrov.
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06/01/2012 17:01:00

Wow MON really did sign a lot of crap didn't he LOL some really good players too but SOOOOOOOOO much crap jesus money wasted is and understatement, but the onlt transfer that will save us now is McIdiot out and any manager in.
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06/01/2012 18:32:00

was anybody watching soccer saturday earlier when Phil Thompson said that Houllier told him that whilst he was Villa manager he arranged a deal to sign Cabaye, who is now at Newcastle, for £4 million, but the club wouldn't give him the money. I miss being excited during the transfer window, Houllier did seem to be doing the right thing when it came to the window, shame he didn't get it right regarding the results side of things and get the fans on his side because we could of had a few more really decent signings by now had he still been here! if they'd given him the money that is. obviously i know the health issue played a part also.
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07/01/2012 13:47:00

I fancy a cheeky (i.e. free/low) bid for Andrey Arshavin
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08/01/2012 07:59:00

So rumours this morning are that Hughes is a shoo-in for QPR nd they are preparing to make DB their top priority.....Bye then Darren
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10/01/2012 08:25:00

Used to so look forward to the transfer thread and all the gossip, but now with Mclown in charge there is little point to it all. Shame really. Best thing is that we really strugggle and that the board see the light.......bbut will they??
holte ender 1969
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11/01/2012 07:31:00

What happened to Jean II Makoun, I'd quite forgotten about him!
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11/01/2012 11:13:00

Juddy, I'll think you'll find that in his infinite wisdom, McLeish send Makoun to Olympiacos on a season long loan. Who needs midfielders with Champions League experience anyway - we have Heskey!
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11/01/2012 22:05:00

although he is no longer at Olympiakos as he came back injured!
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12/01/2012 00:44:00

Get shot of Hutton?
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12/01/2012 11:55:00

just shoot Hutton!??!
The Fear
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14/01/2012 11:16:00

loans rumoured today:
The Fear
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14/01/2012 11:16:00

Click Here (missed the bloody link in the last post!)
The Fear
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14/01/2012 11:17:00

today's rubbish! lol: Click Here
The Fear
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15/01/2012 10:05:00

It is reported that our board have stated if the manager wishes to sign anyone he must sell to finance it. Bet Mcleish is wondering if we should accept all the offers we have had for Heskey Dunne Hutton etc.
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16/01/2012 11:53:00

Sell them all,bunch of useless sacks of ******** cum.
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17/01/2012 13:07:00

bbc gossip today : Mcleish has stated that if liverpool wish to sign Darren Bent they will have to make an "attractive offer".
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18/01/2012 11:30:00

LOL. Yes Merlin, Eck's got such a good pokerface that no-one can ever tell what he's thinking. If the board won't sack him then can they at least stop him from talking to the press (and preferably the team.)
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19/01/2012 13:16:00

There was news in the Times today that Lerner has significantly increased his investment in the club so maybe we have more money than we thought. Also Paul Faulkner was in the Guardian backing standing areas at VP. First exec in the Premiership to do so, which is interesting. Mr Fear, perhaps a poll over standing seating is in order?
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20/01/2012 23:30:00

Bandit, in what way has Lerner increased investment?? certainly not in the playing staff unless he's thinking of getting rid of Eck and paying him compensation. Still it wouldn't be significant. And RE: standing areas, it's just to try to put people off our shocking pitch performances or lack of transfer activity UNLESS the board are so ******** stupid to think that the dwindling ticket gates are because people all want to stand. They would have to pay me at the moment to sit through 2 hours of that ***** in that poor atmosphere.
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21/01/2012 10:01:00

Probably right 444, but this is what the article (it was actually the Telegraph by the way) said: 'Lerner has increased his personal investment in Aston Villa to £215million after issuing more new shares in the club's holding company, Reform Aquisition. Villa's American owner purchased £5million worth of new shares in December, following a similar pattern to previous seasons as he continues to underwrite the club.' No idea how accessible these funds will be. Personally I'd like to see a new left back and/or centre half. Sadly Clark can't play in both at once!
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21/01/2012 17:51:00

Any chance of Weimann coming to Watford please?
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22/01/2012 11:14:00

Dellboy linked to a move to Leicester City in sky sports rumours........could be a good move for him if true as he will never be given an extended run so dropping down a league and finding form could be the making of him. Just wondering why we never loaned him out?
holte ender 1969
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22/01/2012 21:15:00

Fonz has gone to Foxes now on months loan.

If the lack of transfer news continues, I'm going to have to make up my own I think, this is boring! Andy710 don't think it would be impossible that he gets a loan to be honest.
The Fear
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23/01/2012 14:18:00

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is trying to set up a loan deal for Malaga striker Jose Salomon Rondon to replace Emile Heskey. Question Emule replaceable :-)
holte ender 1969
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28/01/2012 10:52:00

well this has been a waste of bloody time :(
The Fear
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30/01/2012 14:31:00

We can still win the league.
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30/01/2012 15:14:00

that's the spirit ! LOL
Will unsticky this disappointing thread later or tomorrow!
The Fear
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31/01/2012 16:07:00

shame that Fear as the thread was just as exciting as our football..........NOT :-)
holte ender 1969
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01/02/2012 06:24:00


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