Date: 31st August 2007 at 12:43pm
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Curtis Davies has completed his move to Aston Villa.

The England under-21 defender has joined Aston Villa from West Bromwich Albion on a season long loan deal which should be come a permanent move next summer. In other words they still couldn’t agree a fee for the player?

On the official Baggies site Tony Mowbray said: “The supporters are well aware that Curtis wanted to leave the club and play in the Premiership. I want to thank him for his efforts and total commitment to the cause last season. However, since our defeat at Wembley, he clearly felt his future lay elsewhere. This has resulted in Curtis not wanting to play for the team this season. Although he’s a player of undoubted quality, we only want players here who are fully committed to the cause, which is what I’ve stressed all summer.”

Adding, “Curtis hasn’t contributed during the first five games and, with there being plenty of competition for places in central defence, I think this deal suits all parties.”

Davies joined West Brom, making 73 appearances, from Luton for £3million in August 2005. Shame to see a player turn his nose up at playing for the club playing his wages, especially after being made their captain. Still, the summer long tug-of-war is over and we’ve a very highly rated central defender to add to our squad.

21 players… NEXT.

 

7 Replies to “Curtis Davies Becomes Baggies Villan”

  • Great! been chasing him all summer and it ends up being a 1 year loan with a view to a permenant transfer. What happens if he has a great season and one of the ‘big 4’ come sniffing around?

  • I agree andrew144, i posted that earlier on the rumours page. we never do it the simple way. just cough up the cash and take a risk, this deal seems open to me?

  • There has to be some sort of clarification from the club on what is going on with this deal,what does first option actually mean?

  • I wont be happy till I know for sure,I wonder what Luton make of this they were probably expecting a tidy windfall today.Would it be a case of the fee is agreed in contract and WBA cant increase it,what if Davis doesn’t want to sign for us at the end of the season?

  • I wouldn’t worry, our legal eagles will have it sorted. You’ve been harmed by the “Ellis years”. Sorenson on the way out?

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