Date: 11th September 2007 at 10:53am
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Villa’s number one Thomas Sorensen certainly looks like he is trying to negotiate a move via the press.

The Denmark international, in the last year of his contract at Villa, is in a strop – despite not being available due to injury – because Martin O’Neill decided to bring in a third keeper. At the time of the loan signing of Scott Carson from Liverpool he was quoted as asking the manager why Villa needed another keeper when they have two perfectly good ones. He obviously forgot the situation last year when we ended up having to loan Gabor Kiraly from Palace. Sorensen’s argument might have been a bit stronger if not for the fact he has not been available for selection at all so far this season and even Stuart Taylor was touch and go following a strain.

The 31-year-old shot stopper, who I think is a bit underrated as a keeper by some, told BT:

‘For me the most important thing is to play, I will never choose a higher salary ahead of that. In case I don’t play anymore at Aston Villa, I am willing to accept a salary reduction to find the right club.’

So no new contract for Thomas then me thinks!? I must admit I’m not mad keen on the fact we’ve had to borrow Carson, but having seen him play it is clear why he is so highly rated, lets just hope we can break the bank next summer and get him to Villa Park permanently.


9 Replies to “Sorensen Negotiates Move Via Press?”

  • Carson certainly fits the O’Neill model taking shape at Villa, being young,english and hungry to prove a point. It’s a shame Tommy has reacted the way he has as he’s not a bad keeper and should have enough confidence in himself to try to force his way back in.
    Still, hope MON has learned his lesson from the summer and keeps hold of Sorensen until the Carson deal has been finalised.
    Surely we must have first option….surely?….

  • well said jon.h. I will personally drive Sorryson to the airport if this is how he is going to conduct himself in the media, has he been taking lessons from Maloney? Sorryson has hammered the final nails into his own coffin, I doubt we will see him in a villa shirt again. which isnt a bad thing considering his ***** poor kicking, ***** poor distribution, ***** poor defending from set pieces and corners, and his general ***** poor attitude.

  • Cheerio Cheerio Cheerio.
    I have to say this guys attitude is the most unprofessional I have ever seen. I would fine him and stick him in the reserves and possibly loan him out to a league 2 side.

  • He’s been an alright servant for us but to be honest his attitude and willingness to fight for his 1st team place has really let him down this time. If i was in his shoes and O’Neill had just bought another keeper for the sake of it then maybe i would be having a moan. O’Neill wants to take Villa forward on Sorenson has to understand that nobody is guarenteed a 1st team place, especially someone who’s proven that his head goes walkies at important times. Carson is class and if Sorenson doesn’t want to fight him for a 1st team place then i say ship him off!! I certainly won’t be crying!

  • The transfer window is firmly shut, unless he wants to go on loan and ply his trade at a club that is a few tiers lower than the Premiership? Button it Tommy – you’re a professional footballer, look at Stan Petrov, ready to fight for his place and gaining credit for stating this.

  • Lower prem, championship keeper at best, but that is how we were set up for the last decade to be fair, now its different, and Jon H is absolutely spot on with his assesment, a lot of our regulars of the last couple of seasons were half decent, but had no competition, when competition was introduced it scared them off as they knew they couldn’t make the grade. MON expects players to train and work very hard to get a place in the squad, and it already started to show the end of last season how much fitter and organised the team were…..that has continued into this season and can only get better…..Thommy can’t be made of much if he concedes to a young kid as soon as he arrives, as good as he obviously is, he should keep quiet and work extra hard at getting his shirt back…….but no, he’s obviously a quitter like McCann, Davis, Hughes, Samuel, Ridgewell etc….on the other point, I reckon MON will break all records to land Carson, He will want to stay with Gabby, Moore, Young, Gardner and Cahill….£12m ?? buy him MON, lets build the 2010 world cup winning squad !!!!

  • He certainly appears to be taking the easy way out. Competition at last for his first team starting spot, and he seemingly doesn’t like it. Suggests questionable character, not a trait we need if this club is to prosper and develop.

  • So Tommy has supposedly a change of heart. All well and good, but his seeds of discontent have alerted other clubs to his situation. Clever way to go about it, or am I being cynical?

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