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Villa Battle With Fulham For Midfielder

Villa Battle With Fulham For Midfielder

James Nursey at The Mirror says that Villa are looking to take Derek Boateng from under the noses of Fulham.

The 29-year-old Ghana international midfielder is apparently able to leave his Ukraine team, FC Dnipro, this month.

He`s had a medical at Fulham but Villa are also trying to grab him.

Previous link to him: Villa Looking At Experience In Jan? Transfer Talk

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 17 2013
Time: 10:13AM


Is there a stronger word for deluded? Because that's how I feel right now, utterly numb.
18/01/2013 09:37:00
Ok, personally, i believe it needs to be an 'all-or-nothing' transfer window. Either we bring in some QUALITY that we need, or i would rather we did not buy anyone, and save our cash for the championship next season. What's the point of signing some unknown 29 year old? We'll only have to pay his wages for 3-4 years, possibly while being in the championship! Lets hope this Sissonko rhumour is true (although dont know much about him)
18/01/2013 09:13:00
To be fair to the board,we don't know what negotiations have been going on with agents just to try and get to our target players!i have criticised the board as much as most this past month but a lot of overseas target players have been away on winter breaks etc.we all agree that most prem players in our price range would require really silly fees and wages so,even though I'm disappointed I'm not too worried ...yet!
17/01/2013 23:07:00
It seems to me that the issue here is not that the club is ill-prepared for the transfer window, moreover that it is not interested in the transfer window. The links and rumours are few and far between because in reality, there aren't any because the club isn't going to be buying. They are not willing to finance any panic buys having worked to reduce the wage bill, and I'm sure Lambert is/was well-aware of this when he signed up. Disappointing to say the least, but this is what comes of having a board of directors with virtually no football experience. If the return of Vlaar, Dunne maybe, and an upturn in form from Ireland, N'Zogbia, etc can save us, Lambert should be hailed as a miracle worker.
17/01/2013 22:51:00
That is true. Why can't Lerner see that if we are in the Championship we will get next to no TV money and HE will have to cover the wages. N'Zogbia, Bent, Given, Agbonlahor, Hutton, and Irelands wages would be about £18million. The only way we would get them off the wage bill would be to let them go cheaply or for free - any transfer fees paid to purchase them effectively being lost as clubs will bid low as they will know we are desperate. Also worth pointing out that the 2 biggest earners (Ireland and Bent on £80k per week, and now frozen out) were not signed by managers. Ireland negotiated by Faulkner and Bent chosen by Lerner when Houllier said he wanted Benzema.
heavy d
17/01/2013 19:10:00
Heard another nasty rumour aswell that hardly any of players have a relegation clause in their contract whereby they take a wage drop if we go down. Amazing if true, we've been in a relegation battle for 3 straight seasons !
17/01/2013 18:18:00
Not making much of a success of this winter transfer window to date are we? On the outside looking in, our inactivity would suggest that yet again we were poorly prepared for the arrival of January 1st, and that has to be both of a concern and a worry. I suppose that as we are not aware of the ins and outs, the reasons why, then we have to give Lambert, Lerner, and Faulkner the benefit of the doubt, and sit tight comfortable in the belief that they have been working flat out since day one, in a determined effort to add to and improve our completely inadequate squad, inadequate in both quality and numbers. I suppose it cant be easy attracting genuine quality into the club, after all how do you sell the distinct possibility that come August, a new arival could well be plying his trade in the championship? Hardly a positive selling point.
17/01/2013 18:02:00
Villan444 .. but have you seen the women in the Ukraine?
17/01/2013 18:00:00
If Lambert has decided on player/players then Randy will back him and Faulkner will do his utmost to get the deal done. This is what has happened with every Villa manager in every window. It has not taken Redknapp long and if he was manager at Villa, we would have had some quality signings by now. But because he isn’t let’s all pretend there is a goodie and baddie world with big bad Lerner and his poor little victim Lambert.
17/01/2013 17:59:00
lol, cheers Heavy d
The Fear
17/01/2013 16:48:00
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