All The Signings In the Randy Lerner Era Updated
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All The Signings In the Randy Lerner Era Updated

All The Signings In the Randy Lerner Era Updated

Updated list, think I've about covered them all, some of the fees are guess work as most are undisclosed. Not counting loans.

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

First Season 2011/2012


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:


Robbie Keane (Loan from MLS doo dah)


Shane Lowry (undisclosed - to Millwall)
Elliot Parish to Cardiff City (undisclosed)

Second Season 2012/13


Brett Holman (Free from AZ Alkmaar)


Carlos Cuellar (free)
Emile Heskey (free)
Brad Guzan (free)


Paul Lambert era:


Karim El Ahmadi (from De Kuip for around £2.8m)
Matthew Lowton (from Sheffield United .. undisclosed)
Brad Guzan (free)
Ron Vlaar (from Feyenoord, release clause around £3.2m)
Joe Bennett (from Middlesbrough, £2m ish?)
Jordan Bowery (from Chesterfield for £500k up to £1m)
Ashley Westwood (from Crewe for £2m ish?)
Christian Benteke (from Genk for around £6.5-8million)


James Collins (to West Ham, around £2.5m is the guess)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday September 1 2012
Time: 12:00PM


the Sky Sports mob have a vested interest in perpetuating the "experience" mantra - big fees big wages for English players, any foreigner however good will always take a while to acclimatise in EPL etc etc blan blah blah. we have bought three with UCL game time, is that not actually more valuable than EPL game time ?
01/09/2012 15:45:00
I fear they are right Stephen Jay... lets hope not.
The Fear
01/09/2012 14:54:00
Merse and the boys destroying us on SS as usual, unfortunately making valid points about experience etc. Bottom 3 for us they say. I really hope this new look Villa click soon and ram it back down their and our throats!
Stephen Jay Hawkings
01/09/2012 14:49:00
LOL Fear how true, we really need to do what Lambert is doing, i didn't get it but when you realise its juts unsustainable to keep buying the saem run of the mill players year on year that do the rounds around the prem bouncing from one prem clubto another whilst picking up 50 plus k a week its got us nowhere, at least we are trying to do the right thing now we are now THE ''lambo's lambs''
01/09/2012 14:44:00
So much money, so much waste. SOME good buys along the way, but I do feel for Randy in the amount he's backed the managers and how badly they have bought. We've hardly built for the future at all until now, but now we have built for the future and I'm worried for the present! Arrgghh! lol
The Fear
01/09/2012 13:29:00
O,Neill did most of the damage, I notice Sunderland have not learned from the Villa as he is stil payiing too much for players. I think Paul Lambert is taking a gamble on his purchases, certainly he will not break the bank and is system just might work. We will not be Champions, hopefully he can take us up the table to 10th or there abouts. I
irish villa
01/09/2012 12:13:00
Wow looking back at some of them old buys turns my stomach lol Heskey Harewood Beye thank god these are gone oh and Collins man he is poo, anyway the amount of players Rambo Lambo has got us for is amazing and when pulls this off and turns us into a proper team who fight and play a bit Randy Lerner pulled off a masterstroke in appointing him!
01/09/2012 12:11:00
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