Date: 29th September 2006 at 10:49am
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Well this one came out of the blue! Stoke City have beaten off a host of other clubs and taken Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie on loan.

Crystal Palace and QPR were strongly linked this week and many thought Hendrie would re-join former Villa manager John Gregory at the hoops.

Wolves, West Brom and Southampton were all linked last season as Hendrie looks for regular football.

The 29-year-old will move to The Britannia Stadium on a two-month loan can could make his debut against Preston this weekend.

In other news Brighton are running the rule over 19-year-old Villa striker Sam Williams after taking him on a month’s loan.

Their caretaker manager Dean Wilkins said ‘Sam’s not the experienced striker that we’re after, but I think he’ll be good for us. We’ll take him for the month initially, and then see how it goes from there.’

 

13 Replies to “Lee Hendrie In Shock Stoke Move!”

  • Good luck Lee , I hope the match practice gives you what you need to break into the villa squad when you get back ! (if you come back)

  • To be honest I think Hendrie is now playing at is level and is unlikely to return, given that we are likely to invest in January.

  • Hope he doesn’t come back. He’s got the talent but at 29 he’s still trying to prove himself. I think his 6 games a season will go down better in the championship.

  • he’ll be an amazing championship player, and if the fans warm to him, he’ll stay at stoke. Good luck lee, thanks for some great goals and watch out for lamp posts !!

  • Will be interesting to see how he does, hope he gets stuck in, he could have done so much more at Villa over the years.

  • Its closer to home for him, so as loan deals go its the perfect move. He’ll no doubt do a very good job there, and maybe at the end of the loan deal all parties will be keen to wrap up a permanent transfer.

  • I hope the move is made permanent. Average players such as Hendrie have held us back for far too long.

  • Up to a point I agree Deano. I think his VP days are definitely numbered, its time for him to move on to pastures new.

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