Date: 29th January 2018 at 3:19pm
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Not surprising news this really. Tommy Elphick, who we bought from AFC Bournemouth for £3million (ish!) in the summer of 2016 (not quite got the same ring as the Summer of 69 has it?!) has gone to Reading on loan.







Shame this never fully worked out for him – and us – he came in during a turbulent time. He was brought in as a leader whilst Roberto Di Matteo was in charge but with a couple of really bad mistakes, the central defender arguably helped end that era very quickly. His confidence then seemed shot. Of late, he`s featured a few times and hasn`t let us down at all. But at the age of 30, he obviously doesn`t want to be understudy to John Terry and James Chester who, if fit, are without doubt the first names on the teamsheet.

With Chris Samba now back fit and Axel Tuanzebe on loan from Manchester United, we have enough cover in central defense and so Tommy has paid the price.

Good luck to him, hope the loan goes well and he can get himself a permanent move.

 

6 Replies to “Aston Villa – Another Loan – This Time Outward.”

  • and at his stage of his career, nice to see he doesn’t just want to sit on his contract, he wants to play

  • From that photo, does he look happy to be there? I’ve seen more enthusiastic mug shots than that!

  • Was thinking the same Marlin lol Hopefully it goes well for him, I know he’s made mistakes but so have Chester and Terry yet fans seem more forgiving.

  • shame it never worked out but i think we can cope without him now
    also it could mean we get some of the cash back too which could be very important come the summer if we dont go up

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