Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Albrighton Leaves With Good Memories

Albrighton Leaves With Good Memories

Marc Albrighton has today signed a four year deal with Leicester City after rejecting the deal we offered him.

Having come through our Academy and signed his first professional deal back in the summer of 2008, Albrighton went on to make his debut in the UEFA Cup when we faced CSKA Moscow in February 09, and in total he has gone on to make 101 appearances across all competitions for the club, with 59 of those being starts.

In that time he scored nine times.

Having today penned his new deal at newly promoted Leicester, the 24 year old spoke to the Official Site about the 'wonderful times' he had at the club.

One of those memories was bagging the top flight's 20,000th goal.

'It was a great 16 years for me at Villa. I had some wonderful times there that will stay with me forever. I'm coming away now with my head held high and really looking to this fresh challenge.'

As Albrighton left as a free agent, his new contract won't kick in until July 1st, but given his progression through the Academy and his age, although we won't receive a transfer fee, I believe we will receive training compensation for him.

But I could be wrong on that score, although I know it would've applied had Gary Gardner not signed his new deal and left, having been offered the contract.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday May 23 2014
Time: 8:23PM

Comments

0
Too lightweight, too inconsistent, too injury prone, not a premier league player. Good luck for the future though Marc!
Elli007T
23/05/2014 21:24:00
0
All the best. Sure he will do well for Leicester.
bikini inspector
23/05/2014 21:40:00
0
Our best player every time he played last season , I wouldn't sign for Lamber either. Good luck Marc
villan57
23/05/2014 22:07:00
0
I'm not actually sure we offered him a new deal though we should have kept him. Good luck to him anyway.
Villa_Grizzly
23/05/2014 22:13:00
0
Thought Delph for starters did so much more every game 57. Give Marc the ball, he'll get his head down and put a cross in which he did well but a winger has to do more these days and he hasn't improved recently. He needs regular games. Not Lambert's fault that our midfield was so budget that we couldn't play him against all teams due to his quality of teammates holding.
Villan444
23/05/2014 22:46:00
0
cant believe he went for nothing. Good guy, villa fan and gave us something to cheer this season. good luck Marc, but dont score in the holte next year.
wittonwisdom
24/05/2014 01:40:00
0
good luck marc, see you at villa park when we play leicester.....!
CJJ9
24/05/2014 07:28:00
0
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining. Everything about Leicester City is moving forward at the moment and it's going to be a great football club to be a part of," ... Quote from albrighton. Says it all really, under Lerner we really are a club going backwards. Paying pennies in transfer fees/wages.... Real shame to lose him as he had moments of brilliance in him. Our midfield is weaker without him, that's for sure.
Ali Arab
24/05/2014 09:07:00
0
It will be good to see how he progresses under a good manager. Good Luck for the future Marc.
Pride of Lions
24/05/2014 09:11:00
0
Bet Nigel Pearson can't believe his luck.
HonestDave
24/05/2014 10:22:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

HK - Villa Squad Announced For Soccer Sevens

Aston Villa confirmed yesterday that Keinan Davis and Corey Blackett-Taylor will lead the line at this weekend's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens tournament.

Jedinak Feels Settled At Villa

Australian international midfielder Mile Jedinak has said he now feels 'right at home' at Aston Villa following the summer switch from Crystal Palace.

The Vital Villa Best Beard Of The Season Award Goes To..

I imagine this will hit the national press, such a prestigious award...

Wyness Confident Of Summer Improvements

Chief Executive Keith Wyness has said that he's confident Aston Villa will sign the three or four quality additions identified by manager Steve Bruce this summer.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

I'm all out of questions at the moment
Suggested By:
You can suggest one43%
if you want to!57%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Mercedes refuse to introduce team orders
Latest Vital Boxing News
Ryan Walsh Successfully Defends British Title
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear341
2.JuanPabloAngel289
3.sirdennis216
4.BBJ185
5.Pride of Lions163
6.villasince67150
7.Silhillvilla125
8.kefkat123
9.mike_field117
10.BodyButter116
Write for Vital Football