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Mods feel free to close this and open the old Kiyo thread. 

 

There's an article here from the mirror and i'd like to be able to discuss Kiyotake without having to trawl through the transfer thread.

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-transfers-hiroshi-kiyotake-2128698

 

 

  • Aston Villa plotting Hiroshi Kiyotake transfer but only after axeing dead wood
5 Aug 2013 22:30

Bent, Bannan, Hutton, Delfouneso, Given, Ireland and Stevens in line to be moved on and free up cash to spend on Japan midfielder

 
 
 
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Holding out for Hiro: Villa are willing to wait to buy Kiyotake

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Aston Villa are waiting to offload their flops before stepping up interest in Nuremberg’s Japanese star Hiroshi Kiyotake.

Villa want rid of Darren Bent, Barry Bannan, Alan Hutton, Nathan Delfouneso, Shay Given, Stephen Ireland and Enda Stevens.

But club chiefs don’t want to let their gaggle of big-earning outcasts go on the cheap, with hefty pay-offs.

The Villans are holding out until the final days of the summer window in the hope of finding better terms before cashing in and may then move for 23-year-old attacking midfielder Kiyotake.

Manager Paul Lambert was impressed by his performances at the London Olympics and was first linked with the player last month, but the Germans are reluctant to sell for less than £10million.

Kiyotake, who has played 19 times for Japan, scored four times and had 10 assists during his debut season in the Bundesliga.

Lambert has already been very active this summer in bringing in six players, but the club now want to shift their dead wood before buying again.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Lambert insists two of his best summer buys are on course to make an impact at the start of the Premier League season.

Bulgaria midfielder Aleksandar Tonev and Denmark defender Jores Okore only played in the first game of the Villans' German tour before being sidelined with injuries.

But they returned in Sunday's 2-0 win at Shamrock Rovers and are on course to start at Arsenal in the opening league game on August 17.

Lambert said: "Alex and Jores have been out for a month, so for them to get 45 minutes is important.

"The most important thing, which I have said from day one, is no injuries.

"It was a game we looked pretty comfortable in. It's another victory. We are getting there. We have one more week to go now."

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I think it's legit seeing as Lambert confirmed we're interested. Just a question of whether we can shift a couple. I have no doubt we'll get rid of Bent, question marks over the others though. I wonder whether that would be enough to sanction a move?

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Did PL confirm it at the Forum?

confirmed enquiry but no bid. 

 

Did PL confirm it at the Forum?

He said he'd called up and asked about him but decided not to bid. I think the price would be too high.

 

I don't think thats quite true. He said there was an enquiry. He didn't say "I decided not to bid cos his price was too high" 

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Did PL confirm it at the Forum?

confirmed enquiry but no bid.

Did PL confirm it at the Forum?

He said he'd called up and asked about him but decided not to bid. I think the price would be too high.

I don't think thats quite true. He said there was an enquiry. He didn't say "I decided not to bid cos his price was too high"

That's why I put 'I think'. It was my opinion as to why he didn't follow up with a bid.

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Ah I see Lax, sorry for adding the opinion into the quote. But i'm still not sure he said "I enquired, but i decided not to bid" because that sounds like he isn't going to bid at any point in the future.

 

Whereas I think we will. 

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There was an Japanese/asian looking chap in the Paul Lamberts forum tonight, did anyone spot him. Might be his agent??

I saw a Japanese/Asian looking chap in town the other day. Might have been his agent too but I didn't think to ask him.

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