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Yes please to this as he is a very good keeper! Probably should never have left Sunderland only because of the emergence of Jordan Pickford. Much better keeper than Mannone who finished the season for them.

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/new-aston-villa-boss-roberto-8232488

 

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Roberto Di Matteo wants Watford No.2 keeper Costel Pantilimon to join him at Aston Villa.

But the Italian 29-year-old Romanian is understood to be unwilling to take a pay cut to trade Vicarage Road for Villa Park.

Pantilimon joined Watford in January this year from Sunderland on a three and a half year deal.

But Di Matteo is hoping regular first-team football will act as motivation for Pantilimon to drop into the Championship as the replacement for Brad Guzan.

 

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If he doesn't want a pay cut and Watford need the space, maybe a loan to perm signing would suit all parties? When/if we get promoted we can then sign on a permanent deal (and look for a better keeper in the background with him unaware)

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Not sure about this one.

He's usually pretty shaky whenever I've seen him and he seem to have trouble keeping his long arms and legs under control at times. A bit floppy.

Still, rather him than Guzan

I think... 

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39 minutes ago, OutByEaster? said:

We're going to be as big as Real Madrid you know; but first, we must persuade Watford's reserve keeper to take a pay cut. Hmm.

 

Yes - Hardly a brave new world is it 

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1 hour ago, mattyvilla said:

By far the worst keeper i saw at villa park last season , dropped everything

He didn't play for Watford then.

He's o.k, not amazing but again we seem to be judging these signings as if we're still a premier league team.

We won't be facing world class attackers in the championship, the standard of finishing will be much poorer. 

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Pantilimon is a very decent goalkeeper and was one of Sunderland's best players. Their fans seems to think that he must have either had falling out with Allardyce or there was a money issue, as the reason for him being sold. He might not be amazing but as Championship club we're not going to sign a top level goalkeeper, I think he'd be one of the best in the division.

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initially underwhelmed but having thought about it and taken on board what others have said, it doesn't seem so bad.

Must admit to being slightly surprised about the wages-I didn't think the difference would be that great between us and teams like Watford.

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