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Author Topic: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation and usual butter ollocks thread  (Read 258809 times)

Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #315 on: December 07, 2019, 09:03:07 PM »
I did know that, it came out in a documentary one time
one of the most unbelievable things ever

the bloke was a complete weirdo as well
a very lucky weirdo it has to be said

I remember seeing Rosamund Pike on Graham Norton and she said she went on a blind date with some random guy who wrote to her.

Offline JJ-AV

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #316 on: December 08, 2019, 07:56:01 AM »
It's a shame we're not after Bowen because he looks the part. I trust Smith's judgement though and it would appear Benrahma is his number 1.

Still not any real links with a centre forward is concerning.

Not writing off Wesley but he looks like he'll benefit from someone else coming in. I've been counting the games down until January for a number of weeks so hoped we'd get one in early.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #317 on: December 08, 2019, 01:12:16 PM »
Pedro at Chelsea being linked according to the Telegraph, according to the Villa Report Twitter feed.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #318 on: December 08, 2019, 01:14:14 PM »
Pedro at Chelsea being linked according to the Telegraph, according to the Villa Report Twitter feed.

Very useful player, that would be a good purchase if true.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #319 on: December 08, 2019, 02:31:50 PM »
Pedro at Chelsea being linked according to the Telegraph, according to the Villa Report Twitter feed.

Very useful player, that would be a good purchase if true.

Would surely be a loan, he's 32.

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #320 on: December 08, 2019, 03:48:26 PM »
Pedro at Chelsea being linked according to the Telegraph, according to the Villa Report Twitter feed.

Very useful player, that would be a good purchase if true.

Why would he ever come to us?  Even if he did, has he still got the desire

Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #321 on: December 08, 2019, 04:04:40 PM »
After today I think we need more than just a proper striker.  We need another central defender, probably another full back, and someone we can look to for goals and inspiration to take the pressure off Jack, who at the moment is basically playing by himself.

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #322 on: December 08, 2019, 04:08:05 PM »
We need a Bent type signing in Jan

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #323 on: December 08, 2019, 04:20:52 PM »
Don't you want to give James Chester a chance at the back?

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #324 on: December 08, 2019, 04:26:24 PM »
Don't you want to give James Chester a chance at the back?

If fit, yes. For his experience if nothing else. Or Hause

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #325 on: December 08, 2019, 08:55:59 PM »
It's a shame we're not after Bowen because he looks the part. I trust Smith's judgement though and it would appear Benrahma is his number 1.

Has Deano or anyone at Villa confirmed this?

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #326 on: December 08, 2019, 10:37:02 PM »
In the summer there was a maybe a chance to sign some premier league experienced players . That's not the route villa wanted to take but one or 2 wouldn't have hurt to help settle the team and squad. Also think keeping Glenn Whelan wouldn't have been a bad move for a season .

Defenders
Gary Cahill
Chris Smalling
Craig Dawson

Midfielders
Phillip Billling
Fabian Delph
Mooy
Drinkwater
Steven Davis

Attackers
Helder Costa
Jay Rodriguez .
Daniel Sturridge
Javi Hernandez
Wellbeck
Danny Ings

I also would have likes of Harry Wilson and one of our own Callum Robinson and Patrick Roberts.
Both players who had great seasons in championship and would perhaps be worth the take . And Roberts has great dribbling ability.
Not exactly as difficult to incorporate these players who know the country and league

I believe Villa moved for Liverpool left back  Alberto Moreno on a free but he opted for back to Spain
Who is to say others on this list weren't approached but opted elsewhere?

However I respect the Transfer strategy but some experience or home leagues potential could have been brought in outside of Konsa.
Fascinated to see moves in winter window.

« Last Edit: December 08, 2019, 10:38:34 PM by Vill I An »

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #327 on: December 08, 2019, 11:18:15 PM »
Absolute must - a mobile striker who can hold the ball up and chip in with a few goals

Next priority - pacy winger who can transition defence into attack and has end product

Next priority - a defensive midfielder with a bit of experience who can sit alongside Marvelous or Luiz and can give us a bit of control in there

Next priority - a left back

Would be satisfied enough if we just brought a striker in during the January window to be honest.  I think the other three priorities could be addressed in the summer.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #328 on: December 08, 2019, 11:33:45 PM »
Pedro anyone ?

Daily Telegraph reports :
Aston Villa are interested in a deal to offer Pedro regular football this January after the Spain wingerís fall down the pecking order at Chelsea. 

The 32-year-old has started just one game in the past two months and could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge when the transfer window opens on January 1.

Dean Smith, the Villa manager, will look to bolster his attack in January and a cut-price deal for Pedro may be possible, because his contract expires in seven months, when he can leave on a free transfer.

The former Barcelona winger, who has won the World Cup and European Championship with Spain, would bolster Villaís attack with his experience having spent three-and-a-half seasons in the Premier League. 

He has been marginalised at Chelsea under Frank Lampard since Christian Pulisic arrived from Borussia Dortmund and established himself in the first team, while Callum Hudson-Odoi has returned from injury during the first half of the season.

Offline FatSam

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Re: Winter transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #329 on: December 08, 2019, 11:36:32 PM »
Of the players that you list, I only think that Cahill, Billing, Mooy or Ings would have been either interested in coming to us, or worth going for. Heaton was obviously brought in partly for his experience.

 


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