Date: 3rd July 2007 at 10:30am
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Tony Finnegan, the agent of West Ham United`s Nigel Reo-Coker has denied that his client has already had a medical with Aston Villa, and that no formal deal has been agreed as of yet.

Rumours built up over the weekend that Reo-Coker, who is all but certain to leave The Hammers this summer had been at Villa`s brand new Bodymoor Heath Training Ground over the weekend, and that the player would be unveiled at some point this week. It now appears however this isn`t the case and the two clubs are still trying to trash out a fee for the midfield man.

Speaking to BBC London radio, Finnegan said: ‘Where we are at now is that we are waiting for the two clubs to agree a price.

There has been no medical. The lad has been waiting to go on holiday.’

He added: ‘We thought there may have been a deal last week. Everybody knows Villa are interested in the lad. We’re just waiting to get the agreement between the two clubs.”

Villa are believed to have offered around the £7million mark, with Alan Curbishley seemingly reluctant to let the player leave for anything less than £10million.


45 Replies to “No Villa Deal For Reo-Coker Yet”

  • Am sick of waiting at the moment we start pre seaseon training tomarrow and we dont even have a sausage

  • Much much more worried about the Harewood story which is also not going away. ( Maybe Curbs is insisting that we can’t have Reo unless we take him aswell!!)

  • Could be the agent is talking because the deal is stalling and he wont make any money. Surely the price wont be an Issue for Villa, Young bought for around a 10 million pound fee I cant see 11 million for the Under 21 Captain.

  • Since when did we all trust what Agents say….. a few weeks ago he was saying the deal was nearly done !!!

  • I am a bit annoyed by this – if we go to £8m that suggests he is worth twice as much as Steve Davis. Thats not on – in fact it suggests he is worth Hughes, Davis, McCann, Ridgewell and £500k. That is not good business. Why oh why didnt we just throw £20m+ at Ajax for Sneijder and Babel and then let Martin sweet talk them. I was SO positive until today and I agree with Christo – pre-season is tomorrow. Even if we sign 8 top class players (and Im sure we will get some) – they SHOULD all be in during pre-season to get settled in. We need to hit the ground running this year and could do with the players now.

  • so what his agent is saying is the entire english media are wrong and so are the press association?????

    something doesnt stack up in this deal and it seems to be reo’s agent. trying to start an auction????????????????

  • im sick of this, either give them want they want or not. all this talk of bla bla within the next week transfer activity will pick up bull**** a week from now nothing will have changed but another preview of the new kit. i am just being impatient i know, and i do trust the gaffer with his divine plan, but damn, it better be hell good

  • I’m hoping for alot of good things to come this summer VOTH, and I really dont mind waiting for them

  • frustrating – i thought we were going to go out and make a statement of our ambition from the off. I dont see the benefit of waiting longer as early buys increase ticket and merchandise sales + it helps to attract other signings who can see your ambition. Im open to ideas why we are waiting for the other clubs to snap up their targets first?

  • This seems to be standard statement that he’s been told to trot out if asked. Geremi would have been an excellent buy, top 4 cast off though – they always fail to live up to anything.

  • I think the fact that Geremi previously lived in the northeast is what swung that in Newcastles favour.

  • He’s coming, of that there can surely be little doubt? I think that one thing is pretty clear all throughout this long drawn out saga, that here we have a player who wants to move to VP, and has done so since day one.

  • Glensider – Bang on. BBC are saying the deal has now been done and after the medical it’s sorted. Nothing on the OS yet but I expect it at the latest by tommorrow.

  • Good aggressive player but he isn’t the biggest and I am getting worried about more rumours of Wright-Philips (quality) and Defoe (toilet) are surrounding us in an all out spending frenzy but they are both midgets and other than our 2 centre backs and Carew, we will be known as the oompa-loompas before long and suffer at set peices for another year.

  • I wouldnt mind having loads of smaller palyers if we play quick attractive one touch football. Who needs to rely on set pieces if you can tear teams apart with pace and passing

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