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AVFC Transfer Talk. Gabby Out For £12million???

AVFC Transfer Talk.  Gabby Out For £12million???

Little bit of transfer talk today....

Alan Nixon at www.mirrorfootball.co.uk says that Gabby Agbonlahor is a £12million target for MON at Sunderland.

Not really much more to it than that in the article to be fair!!

What would you do, sell at that price or make sure as a Villa fan he is kept?

Gabby thread: Click Here

The other snippet is in The Daily Mail who say Heerenveen striker Bas Dost isn`t interested in a move to Aston Villa.

The report says The 22-year-old last month spoke positively about the prospect of joining Alex McLeish's side, but is now said to have set his heart on moving to a more competitive club.

They quote his agent: 'He turned down Aston Villa because he wants to play for a top club. We are working on pleasing him and we expect some responses.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday April 20 2012
Time: 11:57AM

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I think i'd probably sell for £12m. He's not in-form for us at the moment, and an in-form Gabby is worth more than £12m... i think it's a good deal - sell and bring on the Wiemann! As for the other linked player - if he doesn't want to come fine, but bring in a more attractive manager, and players might want to join us more!
thorpyuk
20/04/2012 12:08:00
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Who we sell & who we buy will surely depend on what division we're in . Not even worth thinking about until after the next 2 games
AstonBilla
20/04/2012 12:15:00
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The sad thing is even though gabby is a villa fan he might want to leave for the manager who knows how 2 use him properly and i don't blame dost for not wanting to come to villa at the moment our league position and a manager who will most likely use him as a defensive midfielder is a serious turn off for any sticker
KerryVillian
20/04/2012 12:17:00
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Agbonlahor personifies the overpaid, overrated modern footballer. AB has a point, though. Gabi might find his level in the Championship.
VillaWillRiseAgain
20/04/2012 12:18:00
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Agree with thorpyuk at that price, although its always disappointing to see a home grown player who clearly loves the club move on. Bas Dost? I'd never heard of him & as far as I know he has done nothing to prove he would make it in the PL anyway. I think its going to be a stange Summer - most teams looking to deflate the market and wages whilst some spend madly - be a Summer of two halves!
Gordonsleftboot
20/04/2012 12:18:00
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Bas Dost is the top scorer in the Eredivisie (Dutch league). I wouldn't come to Villa either if I were him. All this 'home grown' about GA stuff is so much sentimental nonsense. As I pointed out on another thread, the late David 'Rocky' Rocastle had a similar status at Arsenal as Agbonlahor has at Villa. The club sold him because it was the best thing for the club. Selling Agbonlahor might not be the best thing for Agbonlahor but it's the best thing for Villa. @ 12 Million Sunderland would be getting mugged too.
VillaWillRiseAgain
20/04/2012 12:25:00
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2010-11, 5 goals, 2011-12 (so far), 6 goals. The stats don't lie.
VillaWillRiseAgain
20/04/2012 12:30:00
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VWRA no they don't but they can be misleading. I notice you don't go back any further. Gabby when on form and in a team playing well is a dangerous striker. Whether he can get back to his best only time will tell. For 12M i'd say keep him, for anything north of 15M i'd sell.
AVbornandbred
20/04/2012 12:41:00
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VWRA - I think with gabby you neee to realise that this season he has played more as a winger than a striker. You should be comparing him to someone like downing this season and if you do you will find Gabby has more goals and more assists and is actually just as good out wide as downing has been for Liverpool. The problem is if we stop up who could we get for 12m as a replacement that would offer as much as Gabby does? I cant think of any realistic targets who would join us so would either keep him or try and eek out a few more million.
godplayed4villa
20/04/2012 12:42:00
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The right manager would get Gabby firing again. Also, if he does go there won't be any like-for-like replacements under our frugal regime - will be a Gabby quality player out and a Gary McSheffery level replacement. Is that what you all want? Hopefully just more lazy, innacurate, fact-averse nonsense from the Mirror.
onlyteaminthemids
20/04/2012 12:50:00
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