Date: 11th July 2018 at 5:30pm
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Albert Adomah has been linked with a move to Newcastle in recent days, although the Birmingham Mail report that the Magpies have not been in contact about our no.37.

The winger scored 15 goals last season, and although Steve Bruce would like to keep him, the club’s financial situation may mean he will be sold this summer.

Adomah would have been given a new contract if we had been promoted, and the 30-year-old seems keen to stay put at Villa Park, but his future is not down to him.

With his form trailing off at the end of last season, I do understand the view that his departure wouldn’t be seen as such a big loss, especially with youngsters such as Andre Green and Corey Blackett-Taylor likely to be given opportunities instead.

Yet, losing our top scorer shouldn’t be quickly dismissed. We’ve also lost Lewis Grabban who chipped in with a number of important goals during his six-month loan spell, and with the manager suggesting Jonathan Kodjia is up for sale too, Adomah’s departure would take even more goals out of the team.

It depends how much we are offered for the Ghanaian international. If it can help us massively improve our financial situation I would be all for it, but if bids are very much on the low side, would selling the wide man be worthwhile? Let me know in the poll:

 

2 Replies to “Poll: Would Selling 15-Goal Wide Man Be A Big Loss For Villa?”

  • I would imagine that we would entertain a bid of £5-6M for Albert. His goals would be missed, but I think his tally last season will probably turn out to be the high point of his career. Perhaps in a regular season he would hit the net 6-8 times.

    If Adomah does leave, the source of midfield goals, which were so important to us last year, appears to to have diminished. If we couple up this potential transfer with the departure of Snodgrass, we are arguably 22 goals down on last term.

    Apart from Hourihane, we have Lansbury, Green and O’Hare that sit at the more offensive end of the midfield spectrum. There is potential from the two wide players listed, but that is all it is at the moment. The other issue lies with the limited options we would actually have out wide, should we find ourselves without the Ghanian. Blackett-Taylor is perhaps the only back up, unless Elmo is shifted forward.

    I don’t expect Kodjia to stay, but if he does, he could play wide in theory, although in reality I can only see him playing up top as the main striker.

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