Date: 16th July 2018 at 4:30pm
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It was reported last week that Mile Jedinak could be set to leave Villa Park with a “multi-year” contract agreed with a club on the continent.

Australian website SBS The World Game believed that our no.15 could be joining a team outside the top five European leagues, suggesting that Turkey, Russia or Greece were his likeliest destination.

Jedinak’s sizeable wages mean that the Aussie’s sale is almost inevitable this summer, and when I asked fans about selling the 33-year-old, most backed the decision to get him off the wage bill:

The Express & Star reported on Saturday that the club are, in fact, looking to offload the midfielder due to his salary, although they don’t go as far as SBS in saying a deal has been agreed for him to move elsewhere.

There are conflicting reports over how much Jedinak is on, but he is believed to be one of the top wage earners, and I have to agree that his sale is likely despite the experience he offers the squad.

What do you think? Is selling the Australian international the right move? Let me know in the comments.

 
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6 Replies to “Get Him Off The Wage Bill – 62% Of Villa Fans Polled Back Move To Sell Veteran”

  • If we have to sell him ok, but it would be better if we could offload Richards and McCormack who are doing nothing to help the situation and are being paid huge sums for sitting on their ARSES both a total waste of space and getting richer,

    • Graham. When you are in our position that our owner has put us in. You have to sell assets that are marketable. Jedi was in the shop window at the World Cup. Richards and McCormack have been in hiding for a while now. As much as I agree with you. We need money. The sooner the better. Bad enough Jack has to be sold but I would rather sell Jedi than Chester.

      • Sadly, it is a situation where anyone will be sold if the offers come in, we won’t get top bang for the buck either.

    • Difficult to offload them though Graham, that’s the problem. Micah can’t get over the knee injury so no one will touch him. We have no money to pay him off. And McCormack? Well, surely someone would take him at a massive loss, that would at least clear his wages if we are 100% not going to use him.

  • Jedi will be a big miss for us if he leaves, we are far more solid when he is in the team. At least he wont be joining one of our rivals though, as some of the others are rumoured to be

    • If we could afford to keep him and rotate, he’d still be an asset, but think players like that will have to be moved on to save on wages. What a comedown for AVFC eh garygaryshaw? 🙁

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