Fair do’s I’ll state the source for this is ‘Cisneros Stuck On A Plane’ but they weren’t the only ones to be reporting on it earlier today, I just didn’t get to it.
The Mirror have reported that our talks with the Scottish Cafu have now been pushed back as we continue to consider the ramifications of our failure to gain promotion this season.
Ahead of the Play-Off Final defeat to Fulham Steve Bruce had confirmed that Alan Hutton would be offered a deserved deal in light of his performances and efforts this year irrespective of the division we found ourselves in.
The Mirror claims that talks were supposed to be held last Friday but they have been postponed as we continue to find our way forward.
It looks like Hutton will be moving on as other clubs are interested in him, and even if he’s settled in the area and wants to stay, he has a few years left in him yet so he won’t wait forever.
Especially with today’s shenanigans. But today’s shenanigans don’t end there. The same report also claims that we cashed in early on the payments we were due from Jordan Amavi (Marseille) and Carlos Sanchez (Fiorentina).
They reference a document on Companies House dated February 2 where it apparently shows that we sold on ‘future income due’ to Australian Macquarie Bank to help cash flow.
They quote an unnamed Villa source who insists it’s normal practice but they suggest it means ‘the unspecified sum received from Macquarie is likely to have been less than the two instalments of Euro 4million due July 15, 2018 and July 15, 2019’ in relation to Amavi’s fee.
Tuesday’s turned into a great day to be a Villa fan, hasn’t it.
Prepared…I think Father Jack had a phrase for that!