Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday April 6 2012
Transfer talk is in short supply at the moment, however one snippet by James Nursey in The Mirror has the link we talked about the other day (see player quotes: Click Here ) for Hearts keeper Marian Kello.
This article by James has quotes from McLeish who seems resigned to losing Guzan.
To be fair, why wouldn`t Guzan move on? He did well whilst Given was injured then got dropped straight away and, to put it bluntly, Villa is not a happy place to be right now.
McLeish said: 'We have looked at goal-keeping situations and potential No.2s in case Brad decides to leave us. Kello is in dispute with Hearts at the moment. We will try and take goalkeepers on trial first and foremost if Brad tells us he doesn't want to stay. But we'd like to keep Brad. He proved coming into the team this season he showed he can be a great goalkeeper.'
Proved he can be great and then is dropped instantly. Difficult one with keepers isn`t it? Given is a great keeper, should he automatically walk straight back into the team though? Our poll when we asked back in January was split:
Shay Given straight back in 48%
Brad Guzan has earnt right to stay in 48%
Return Given for FA Cup then decide 3%
AVFC Summer transfer talk thread: Click Here
McLeish generally on transfers for the summer: McLeish On Bosmans & Mystery Capture?
McLeish being told there IS money for 'big` fees in the summer: McLeish Preparing For Some 'Big' Summer Spending
Signed: Brett Holman
So far we have:
23-year-old Spartak Moscow striker Artem Dzyuba: Young Russian Striker Linked To Villa
Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti: Click Here
Andrew Johnson: Click Here
France U21 international defender Benjamin Stambouli: Click Here
Danny Guthrie: Click Here
Heerenveen striker Bas Dost: Click Here
Bas Dost again, including quotes: Click Here
Rangers left-back Lee Wallace: click here
Former Rangers Gregg Wylde: Click Here
32-year-old Croatian International and Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic: Click Here
Forum thread: Click Here
Joe Lewis from the Posh: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out?
Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones: Click Here
Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks: Click Here
Hearts keeper Marian Kello: Click Here and again with player quotes: Click Here
Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud: Click Here
Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak: Click Here
Robbie Keane permanently: Click Here
Brad Guzan leaving: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out? and again: Click Here
Carlos Cuellar to Valencia: Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor to Sunderland: Click Here
James Collins to Swansea for £5million: Almost An Entire Villa Defense To Be Sold?
Richard Dunne to Sunderland: Click Here
Stephen Warnock to Sunderland: click here
Stephen Warnock to Sunderland for £2.5million: Almost An Entire Villa Defense To Be Sold?
Stephen Ireland to the New York Red Bulls: Click Here
Stephen Ireland not going: Click Here
Talks are on hold until the summer for Brad Guzan, Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuellar: Click Here
Gabby wants Emile Heskey to stay: Click Here
Vital Villa on:
Vital Villa on:
Date:Friday April 6 2012
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