Given Deal Finally Finalised

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Aston Villa have officially confirmed the signing of 35-year-old keeper Shay Given from Manchester City with a fee believed to have been agreed at around £3.5m for the Irishman. Read more

McLeish to Decide Upon Sticking with N’Zogbia or Switching Interest to McGeady

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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It has been reported today that Wigan have rebuffed a bid from Villa for star man Charles N’Zogbia, while it remains to be seen as to whether the club are willing to give in to Dave Whelan’s demands. Read more

Who Would You Rather have as GK: Friedel or Given?

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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From a completely unbiased stand-point considering the club are expected to complete the signing of Shay Given in the next 24 hours, if you were able to choose between Brad Friedel renewing his contract or a deal for Given a month ago, who would you have chosen?

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Update: Canales Unlikely but Sturridge Could be Available on Loan

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Canales has quashed speculation that he could make the switch from Spain to England on a loan deal after stating that if he is not played at the Bernabeu next season he will look to stay in La Liga. In other news new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas failed to rule out the prospect of sending Daniel Sturridge out on loan again next year, with Villa rumoured to be interested. Read more

Given Expected, Parker & N’Zogbia Bids in Place

July 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Villa fans could well see the club make their first summer signings next week, with Man City keeper Shay Given expected to be the first man to join Alex McLeish’s rebuilding process at Villa Park. Read more

Frustrating Reports Suggest Cuellar Fee Agreed for Pennies

July 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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A fee has reportedly been agreed between Aston Villa and Rangers which could see the Scottish champions re-united with former fans favourite Carlos Cuellar at Ibrox. Read more

What Villa will be Missing Without Downing & Young

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Downing & Young Contribution
Both players netted 7 league goals last season, although just one of Young’s efforts came in open play. The Manchester United signing did however weigh in with an impressive 10 assists and when combined with Downing’s 7, the two departing players contributed a goal or assist to 31 of Villa’s 48 strikes last term. Read more

Transfer Round-up – Downing Deal All But Done Leading to More Winger Links

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Villa confirmed yesterday that they had accepted an offer from Liverpool in the region of £20m for last season’s Player of the Year Stewart Downing. The club also revealed that the Reds improved offer was agreed after the player had handed in a transfer request at the club, with McLeish stating that the England international was not for sale earlier in the week. Read more

Why Cuellar Should Feature in Place of Collins or Dunne Next Season

July 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Villa’s defensive record from last season left a lot to be desired and the fractious relationship between the management and the mainstay partnership of Dunne and Collins only served to exacerbate matters at times, with a more than willing and able replacement waiting in the wings in Spaniard Carlos Cuellar, who has been constantly overlooked at his preferred centre back position since joining the club from Rangers, leading to reports of a return to Ibrox this summer. Read more

Villa Eye Double Swoop for Rodallega and N’Zogbia?

July 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The Daily Mail have suggested that Aston Villa have joined the likes of Arsenal, Everton, Villarreal and Sevilla in their liking for Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega, while local sources in Lancashire claim that the club have not ended their interest in Charles N’Zogbia and are still keen to press on with a potential deal. Read more

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