Date: 30th January 2007 at 4:13pm
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Aston Villa’s manager Martin O’Neill has said that they will continue to work up right until the end of the transfer window in an attempt to bring in yet more players.

A source close to the club told me recently they’d be very busy trying to bring in the right players and somewhat frustrated by the lack of availability.

Still, they’ve manged to off-load an obviously unhappy Milan Baros and bring in a striker, in John Carew, who should be at his prime at the age of 27. They’ve also broken the previous record spend (Juan Pablo Angel as if you didn’t know) by brining in Ashley Young from Watford. As well as bringing Phil Bardsley on loan from Manchester United, a player who has since said he’d love a permanent move to Villa Park.

O’Neill said: ‘There are a few things in the offing and we’re going to be working right to the last minute. There’s nothing definite at this time. I’ll probably be delayed going up to Newcastle for a while, but there are 36 hours to go, so I might as well see it to the end.’

COME ON YOU VILLA BOYS!!! (Sorry, got excited there for a moment)

Our previous January Transfer rumours thread are now pretty much full with over 1000 comments left! January Transfer Window Talk , January Transfer Window Talk 2, January Transfer Window Talk 3,
January Transfer Window Talk 4 and
Transfer Window Talk 5


136 Replies to “Another Transfer Window Surprise?”

  • sounds like martin is going to be speaking to a player or two 2moro then hopefully,i’d be happy with one more surprise signing,that would show a dramatic improvement in our squad until the real fun begins in the summer.

  • If we dont get anyone else, our intent is there for the entire footballing world to see.

    A good finish in the top ten and we will see some big developements in the summer I have no doubt!!!

  • My first comment regarding transfers. However, I have it on good authority that Alan Smith will sign on loan tomorrow.

    Edgley_1957 – Aimar would be class.

  • aimar would be quality i agree.and heres one for the summer juan roman riquelme who’s contract is nearly up and who has had a big fall out with villareal. why shouldnt villa try to attract this type of player in the summer,absolutely no reason.

  • Ooohh it’s like waiting for Santa to come.Let’s hope he can get in another two giving us more options.It will be like a beach down in Devon tomorrow with all the looting and bargains going on.Just a shame we have the game to restrict his time.Oh Well!

  • if we DON’T sign someone tommorow now im actually going to get quite upset…damn u Villa getting my hopes up!

  • There is perhaps an expectation of more signings, which is why I’ll be disaapointed if there isn’t one or two. Onelovevilla makes a good point regarding the Newcastle match. With Villa perhaps stopping up North tonight or at least MON concentrating on the match it will be very difficult to negotiate any transfers…..unless….. he’s already spoken to them? How on earth would he be able to keep them secret because there are no sniffs whatsoever of any news.

  • I just love this thread, its been A1. One thing for sure, good players want to join our club – word has got out that we mean business. Smith would be great on loan, the right right winger position is most interesting. It may depend on the “transfer carousel” with certain teams needing to offload (Spurs, Newcastle & even Chelsea). But I think we have SWP, Milner and Gera in the frame.

  • I think Fear pointed out recently, we may see big turn over of staff in the summer if we are to progress, MON will demand that players either step up or ship out. If the right players become available now then there may be a few surprises. Let’s face it Bouma, Samule, Gardner etc. arenot in the same league as names mentioned above.

  • The part I am looking forward to is actually seeing a bench that can change a game and inflict some damage or at least provide options and cover.Options like Berger,Moore,Angel(maybe not) Davis,osbourne,samuel,Ridgewell,hughes(again maybe not) laursen plus of course taadaaaa!..our new deadline signings.

  • Maybe I’m reading to much into this, but with Lee Hendrie leaving, I cant imagine that MON would let a player leave on loan unless he was drafting in someone else for at least the same period…..?? Maybe we’ll see SWP at Villa after all??!!!

  • i want gareth bale, i just having feelin we will regret not going in for him. Plz mr o’neil n mr lerner sir if you see this take pity on us villa fans cuz we had o’dreary n old man ellis last year, we just wanna be good again lol

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