Rovers Want Warnock/Collins in Samba Swap

January 9, 2011 by
Filed under: Transfer News 

Rumours suggest that the recent injury to Stephen Warnock is not merely a coincidence and that the left-back may soon be on his way out of the club. Although he has not been at the forefront of the supposed backroom rift with the management some sources do state that he is not a great influence in the matter and could soon be sold. The issue has aroused the interest of former employer’s Blackburn, who Villa have once again drawn in a cup competition, this time the 4th round of the FA Cup (could be better, could be worse). Rovers’ new manager Steve Kean is reportedly keen (how many times is that surname going to be used regarding to transfer interests!) to bring the full back to the club which saved him from Gerard Houllier at Liverpool. Suggestions have ultimately been made that Warnock could be used as a makeweight for supposed Villa target Christopher Samba. One rumour stated that Blackburn were looking to complete a straight swap for Warnock and fellow defender James Collins in exchange. In my opinion Warnock has been poor this season and can go if the suggestions that he no longer wants to be at the club are true. I also feel that Samba is a great defender and would be a fantastic signing but not worth two first-team regulars, especially as James Collins has been somewhat of a mainstay and quite possibly Villa’s most consistent centre-half. What would you consider to be a fair exchange deal, be it a straight swap or player plus cash offer, and do you feel Samba could sure up Villa’s leaky backline?


2 Comments on Rovers Want Warnock/Collins in Samba Swap

  1. truevillan on Sun, 9th Jan 2011 19:24
  2. we still owe blackburn £2m for warnock, so all things considered a fair swap

  3. harleygirl on Sun, 9th Jan 2011 22:04
  4. Warnock has undoubtedly been hit and miss this season and he doesn’t get forward nearly enough either. For that reason I am happy to let him go. Collins is a different issue at times the guy has been immense for us and in no way is he inconsistent enough to be used as a ‘make weight’. Houllier should keep him if he can. Walker already looks like a great bit of business and if his form continues I can only hope that we get the chance to keep him.

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