Date: 22nd January 2007 at 3:32pm
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According to Reuters Czech Republic international striker Milan Baros has joined Olympique Lyon from Aston Villa.

There are no further details apart from the fact the announcement was apparently made on the Ligue 1 sides official website.

Other reports have been linking Villa to a swap deal, Baros for John Carew.

Will believe it when it is confirmed on our official site. At the moment the Lyon site won’t load for me! http://www.olweb.fr/

 

38 Replies to “Milan Baros Departs Aston Villa?”

  • Oh well it has been inevitable for some time, and Baros’s perfomrance have shown that. Good move for the player and the club.

  • Sad to see him go, he has quality, damn frustrating that we still have no confirmation on young. And if SSN is right and MON isn’t at Villa the afternoon, then its either good (already signed) or very bad.

  • The blow will be slightly softened if Carew signs, you watch Baros score absolutely shed loads for Lyon though.

  • just hope that our future signings start to work out a bit better, we’ve had a history of disasters of late and it is a shame. I did think he’d do the business for us but he obviously didn’t fit into plans. Think it is a rubbish move for him though Deano, you watch another season and he’ll be moving again. So John Carew incoming then?

  • “Czech forward Milan Baros will be officially introduced to the press at 1600 (1500 GMT),” champions Lyon said on their official Web site.

  • I wonder how long it will be before we see the new signings booed. 3 or 4 weeks, or is that too optimistic?

  • yea I bet Baros will score every week for Lyon but am concerned am not seeing much stuff on Carew coming to Villa I hope we do get him

  • I think Baros will do well in the not-so-physical French League. Good news about Carew – big, strong, intimidating forward, just what we need.

  • I managed to log onto the lyon’s site, it says they’re having a press conference 4pm their time which is about any time now. I’m curious to see if there’s any money involved coming our way or a straight swap with Carew… Either way, you’d imagine we’ll be making announcements today too.

  • Shame it did’nt work.Here’s hoping we can get some quality in soon.Too many going in the other direction.Carew would be the target man we need and MON likes ( Heskey/Sutton—Carew!?).
    Fingers crossed

  • Pongo, you’re right about the physicality of leagues. Just because Baros scores in France doesn’t mean he could do it here. Our style of football doesn’t suit him. Look at the Man U forward that went to Villareal, Forlan. Scored shed loads in Spain. Carew might not score shed loads here but part of the plan has to be for him to hold the ball up and play in our speed merchants. He should be a good team player.

  • Me too jonah – a quick dribble, a wayward shot, and I scored! Didn’t last the full 90 mins though :o)

  • Carew would be a great signing for many fans as his name rhymes with Boo. I give it three weeks or a couple of missed chances before the brain dead start booing who ever it is we sign.

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