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  1. Just put a bid in apparently to Real Sociedad. Interesting one. I was watching them beat Madrid last night
  2. http://www.westlondonsport.com/features-comment/qpr-and-aston-villa-linked-with-bolton-man-wls-football
  3. From Sports Mole. Attacking, creative midfielder? Yes please. Don't know if this particular fella will be the one to really make the Villa click, but I like the link.
  4. http://www.teamtalk.com/premier-league/9429882/Transfer-news-John-Arne-Riise-claims-interest-from-Aston-Villa[just click it Please god no, past it
  5. Well, after many rumours it seems as though we maybe about to see our first money signing in CM Ki, according to the telegraph anyway. Just want to see what is everyones thoughts on this? Personally think he'll be great and will offer a spark in midfield!
  6. http://www.mundodeportivo.com/20140812/fc-barcelona/song-busca-sitio-en-la-premier-league_54412975091.html
  7. http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/wolverhampton-wanderers-fc/2014/08/01/hands-off-danny-batth-wolves-warn-rivals/
  8. Here it is people! The signing we alle have been hoping for! One of the top 3 strikers of the world (sarcasm) has now been linked to Aston Villa Danish newspaper says that Villa has gone into the battle to sign Bendtner on a free transfer.. They also say that Helenius is on his way to his old club AAB on a loan http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/fodbold/udenlandsk_fodbold/engelsk_fodbold/PremierLeague/article2302222.ece TBH i think he would be a really good signing... if he stops being a dumbass and focuses on football... He can do a really good job for us!
  9. Scored against us Pre-Season but stand out player that game was Bartłomiej Pawłowski on loan from Lodz! Meant got £35mil release clause but they happy to sell around £5mil elsewhere on net http://valenciacf.lasprovincias.es/noticias/2014-04-11/valencia-tantea-sergi-darder-20140411.html
  10. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2657391/Robert-Snodgrass-wanted-Aston-Villa-QPR-Hull-West-Ham-Norwichs-6m-valuation-prove-restrictive.html Short article above but Mail linked us with Snodgrass
  11. Apparently we are in for young American center half John Brooks http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11677/9346888/transfer-news-john-brooks-wanted-by-host-of-premier-league-clubs
  12. Queens Park Rangers defender Nedum Onuoha is attracting interest from Aston Villa, The 27-year-old has two years left on his current deal and Villa are looking to provide cover for Ron Vlaar and Ciaran Clark as Jores Okore returns from injury. http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/2014/05/09/transfer-rumours-may-9-4/ Found the link on the side of AVFC website! !
  13. "Javier Hernandez is reportedly a key transfer target for Aston Villa in the summer. The Daily Mail reports that Aston Villa will up their ambitions in the summer and the 25-year-old Manchester United striker has been identified as a perfect player to add to the Villa Park ranks. The Mexican forward has been on the fringes at Old Trafford for some time, he has a record of 59 goals in 150 games since joining the club in 2010. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Lewis Holtby is also a target. Would you want these two players at Villa Park?" http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-rumour-mill-javier-7056902 You can also read about it on AVFC website!
  14. http://mercato.eurosport.fr/football/transferts/2013-2014/aston-villa-veut-relancer-radosevic-naples_sto4216898/story.shtml http://www.solonapoli.com/legginews.asp?id=56161 In quite a few foreign online sources
  15. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/5545186/Serge-Aurier-wanted-by-Arsenal-Aston-Villa-and-Newcastle.html Also here: http://news.coral.co.uk/football/premier-league/aston-villa-newcastle-tracking-6m-arsenal-target-serge-aurier_27878.html
  16. Aston Villa scouts watching Augsburg's German international winger Andre Hahn Aston Villa are on the trail of Augsburg’s Andre Hahn with Villa's scouts watching the 23-year-old winger in action last week at Schalke. Hahn, who has netted 10 times this season, was called into the senior Germany squad for their friendly against Chile. The midfielder’s strong and powerful running has caught boss Paul Lambert's eye. Link: http://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer/transfer-news/aston-villa-transfer-news-scouts-3274476 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe87afrjf24
  17. http://m.setal.net/Fallou-Diagne-envisage-un-depart-de-Fribourg_a25557.html Interesting to hear such speculation from the player himself. Would definitely be a good addition to the squad, glad we may be looking at Freiburg's players as they have some talented individuals.
  18. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-rumour-mill-young-6795914
  19. Stick em here, the non-sourced speculation etc. Kick it off with your predictions of spend / numbers / areas to strengthen etc? Do we need that creative midfielder or will we sign another central defender?
  20. Been thinking about this one a fair bit this week, and I think we've still got quite a bit of work to do in the summer - and it won't be cheap. Looking at the group of players that's considered the first team at the moment, it's clear that we need quite a few bodies in, albeit ones of a much higher standard. Assuming we've not got buckets of cash to spend, what does everyone think we need? For me, I view the current squad as: Guzan - Good enough to keep in the starting XI Steer - Keep as backup - not good enough for first XI Given - Needs to go GK Summary: Top notch starting keeper, mediocre but young backup, bring a third choice in from the academy Hutton - Needs to go Baker - Keep as backup - not good enough for first XI yet, but might be Bennett - Not good enough for first XI yet, and unlikely to be. Either he or Luna needs to go Vlaar - Good enough to keep in the starting XI Okore - Unproven, but for now I'm happy to say let's add him to the starting XI list if he comes back fit and healthy Clark - Keep as backup - not good enough for first XI yet, but might be Luna - Not good enough for first XI yet, and unlikely to be. Either he or Bennett needs to go Bertrand - Good enough to keep in the starting XI if we can get him Lowton - Needs to go if he's proving to be a bit of bother off the pitch, which would look like being the case Stevens - Needs to go Defence Summary: We've got 2 centre backs for the first XI and one left back if we can keep Bertrand. We need 2 right backs in, one up there with Bertrand in terms of quality, and one as backup, so a younger prospect would be fine, and a good solid CB - I'd be happy enough with a 30-something there to be honest, someone with a bit of experience on a Bosman maybe? Okay for backup with one of Luna or Bennett for LB and Clark and Baker for CB. Nzogbia - Not consistent enough for the first XI, and paid too much to keep around on the bench. Needs to go (but not necessarily because he's rubbish) Bacuna - Started very well for us, but I'd rather have him there as an option rather than guaranteed starter El Ahmedi - Doesn't deserve the flak he gets, but needs to be replaced and moved on due to his limitations Albrighton - I really like Marc. Give him a new 2 year deal and keep him here - but this'll depend on what kind of formation and style we're looking at long-term Westwood - Great last season, not very good this season. I'd keep him as backup and see if he can force his way in Delph - Good enough to keep in the starting XI, though how he's used will depend on how we plan to play Herd - Needs to go Sylla - Thought he'd kick on a lot more this season. Not being used, so get rid Gary Gardner - Doesn't look like he's got a future here Tonev - I'm a firm believer in giving players at least 2 years. Hold onto him, keep him on the bench and see if he can break through Midfield Summary: This all really depends on how we're going to play. If we're going with 3 CMs, then we need to buy one enforcer and one box to box player at least. If we're planning on playing with 2, then we need someone we're never going to be able to get to sit in with Delph. I don't think that's a realistic option though (obviously). If we're going to play with wingers outside the 3 in the middle, which I believe we should, then we need a new left and right winger. Gabby and Andi aren't wingers, and with Kozak likely to be our main man next season (can't see Benteke being here this time next year), we need someone getting crosses into the box. Marc can do a job, but if better is available we need to buy and push him out to the bench. Benteke - Can't see him being a Villa player in September Kozak - With the right service, I believe he can be lethal. He's shown he can take chances, and he's decent in the air if we get crosses in Agbonlahor - Gabby is the conundrum. He's not a striker, and he's not a winger. We need his pace for counter attacking, but he can't really do much apart from run in a straight line really fast. His control has improved a bit, but his finishing seems to be getting worse. He's not going to play as a lone man up front, and putting him on the wing isn't really doing us any good unless we brought in an actual winger who can play right or left, and have them switch regularly during games. That's the only way I can see him working. He's too good for our bench though, which begs the question - what the hell do we do with him? Weimann - Been poor this season, but has been called the best natural finisher at the club. Use him in rotation with Kozak for me Bowery - Needs to go Bent - If nobody takes him in the summer, I'd give him a squad number and reintegrate him to be honest. There might just be that odd occasion where you need someone like him there to poach. He won't add much beyond that, and he certainly won't create anything for others, but if we're going to pay him, we might as well have him earn it in somehow. Attacking Summary: In some ways we're pretty solid in attack, and in others we're awful. The issue comes down to not knowing how the midfield works, so that'll be key. I don't think we need to bring any forwards in this summer though. Get the midfield right, figure out the plan(s) of attack, and work with what we've got, because we've got a little bit of everything in Kozak, Gabby and Andi. The most effective use of each of them would require a completely different midfield system though Then we've got the (relatively) unknown quantities in the academy guys. Obviously we're all looking forward to seeing Jack make his first team debut, but where does he fit into any system we might play under Lambert? Unless we make some amazing CM signings we're nowhere near strong enough in the centre to have a number 10 playing, which Jack looks like he might be able to slot into. Is he any good on the wing? Can he cross? If so, that might be the best initial fit for him, but Jack on one side and Marc on the other probably won't leave too many fullbacks sleepless the night before a game in terms of prospective physical battles. The Hit List: In order of necessity, I believe we require: 1) Strong, solid, reliable, experienced centre back 2) A strong, technically capable unit of a midfielder 3) First team right back 4) A box to box midfielder 5) A left winger 6) A right winger 7) A backup right back Realistically, we're looking at a minimum of 5 signings who will all play 25+ games a season, and who aren't coming from a couple of levels below where we are right now, and 2 that can come in and make 10 or so starts, and another 20-odd sub appearances throughout the season. That's not going to come cheap, but if we get £20m for Benteke, the owner puts in his usual £20m and we take £10m from the new TV money, we should have enough there to bring in what we need (on paper at least)
  21. Taken from a Belgium website, Defour's agent Paul Stefani confirming we have an interest in Defour, would be a massive signing if we pulled this coup off. "Aston Villa has indeed announced that they show interest in Defour, but really is not concrete yet. Example, there are several teams that I can not mention. Unfortunately Alas, in this period, as many said," Stefani said in a conversation with Voetbalkrant.com . "Before 10 January, you should not expect news. Lot of people who are involved in the business, after all, are still on vacation until that date." Defour is currently not always play, but his situation is precarious. "Yesterday I had contact with Steven. He is certainly open to a nice club, provided that he has more chances of playing space. But he is certainly not unhappy with Porto. Yet he wants to play football in particular in view of the World Cup. " Source - http://www.voetbalkrant.com/nl/nieuws/lees/2014-01-03/niets-verwachten-voor-10-januari#ixzz2pNPZQ4JO
  22. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/manchester-city-norway-u21-midfielder-3029637
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