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Villa Looking At Experience In Jan? Transfer Talk

Villa Looking At Experience In Jan? Transfer Talk

A very brief snippet in The Sun today says that Villa are looking at 29-year-old Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng.

He currently plays for Ukrainian side Dnipro.

The report suggests that Paul Lambert is looking for a little bit of experience to help the young squad.

What a novel idea (sarcasm is the lowest form of wit Fear)

Nah, it is the next stage isn`t it? Even the odd loan or two (which I know, I always say I`m not a big fan of... I don`t think any Premiership club should be allowed to use the loan system apart from in extenuating circumstances, like when we got left with no keepers a few years back) to help the youthful squad when needed?

What I`d do to get Gareth Barry and James Milner back in this team. They would make such a difference.

I digress.


He is also being linked with a £2million move to Fulham who apparently failed in a loan bid for him back in August.

Any experienced players, available (?) who you would like to see Villa go for?

January transfer window thread: Click Here

So Far We Have:


Porto defender Abdoulaye Ba (link from a gossip type site so not done an article on the link!)

Brazilian being looked at: Click Here

Burnley striker Charlie Austin: Click Here

German goalie Felix Wiedwald: Click Here

Roma`s 17-year-old Serbian starlet Filip JankovicTransfer Speculation Starts To Hot Up

James Chester from Hull: Lambert Talks About January Plans

23-year-old American international Jozy Altidore from AZ Alkmaar: Click Here

France U21 left-back Massadio Haidara: Click Here

Hannover 96 striker Mame Biram Diouf: Click Here

27 year old winger Modou Sougou from FC Cluj: Click Here

23-year-old Saint-Etienne striker Pierre Aubameyang: Click Here

21-year-old Maribor striker Robert Beric. See: Click Here

Stewart Downing back as part of a deal for Liverpool to get Bent: Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk Round-Up

Bordeaux midfielder Yoan Gouffran: Click Here


Darren Bent to QPR or Liverpool: Click Here and again: Bent's Time Up At Villa?

Darren Bent to Fulham: Bent Shows Top Class + Linked To Fulham

Darren Bent loan to Liverpool: Click Here and again to QPR: QPR's Arry Ready To Take Bent? Would You Sell Him? And Bent up for sale for £18m: Bent Put Up For Sale?

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 7 2012
Time: 12:20PM


He's a defensive midfielder, I think it's a creative one we need
07/12/2012 12:26:00
All the many people who have said get "experience" in are generally referring, I feel, to Premiership miles on the clock. Almost totally absent from the list above.
07/12/2012 12:30:00
good point malacaxeta, very good point in fact.
The Fear
07/12/2012 12:34:00
Genuine quality is needed above all else. The current squad cannot be faulted for passion, effort, and/or application. It's 10/10 all the time. What is lacking is that genuine quality and class, that all premier league clubs need scattered throughout the team. Without an infusion of such quality, a long, hard winter lays ahead.
07/12/2012 12:38:00
I agree that proven PREMIERSHIP experience is what we require, but that costs money. On AstonBilla's point I actually feel that the addition of a quality experienced defensive midfield player would IMPROVE our creativity. IMO at present our 'creative' players (like Ireland) are being restricted because they are not fully confident in the holding player(s) behind them. Put in a quality performer, who they could rely on, then i feel they would have more confidence and freedom to express themselves in the 'final third'.
07/12/2012 12:46:00
Beat Liverpool to the signing of Keisuke Honda (Dinamo Moscow) class midfielder and head and shoulders above anyone on the pitch when England played Japan - think he's 27?
07/12/2012 12:51:00
Come get Florent Malouda,he would offer u a whole lot of experience
07/12/2012 13:10:00
Wouldn't it make more sense to get 'experienced' players on loan? Rather than play silly money for a 30 year old past his best?
07/12/2012 13:10:00
We still need an experienced creative midfielder. We've been crying our for one for some years now though they are often as pricey as proven strikers.
07/12/2012 13:11:00
I think the loan option is the best way to go to find solid Prem experience in the middle of the park. Yes if we sell Darren Bent/Warnock (no one will buy hutton) then we free up money on the wage bill, but buying Premiership experience for experienc sake is slightly rash/going against what Lambert is trying to do. Growing the young lads around experienced loans may be the way around the issue. Instability may be a problem but these young lads are hungry. Arry will go out and break the bank to buy all this 'experience' in Jan and if QPRdo find themselves relegated what then....I wouldn't like that to be us.
07/12/2012 14:04:00
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