Date: 7th June 2009 at 6:45pm
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Part two of the summer long torture thread. Sorry, did I say torture, I meant TRANSFER thread. Last summer we filled about 10 or 11 of these up with article comments so lets see if we can’t out do ourselves and maybe this time we’ll all end up happy and positive with the incoming and outgoing players!?

So basically use this thread as you wish, who have you seen linked, who would you like in, which linked players would be good, bad or just plain ugly?

We also have the forum thread to endure, sorry I meant enjoy: Click Here

And in time honoured fashion, I’ll simply say….

Over to you Mr O’Neill !

Movements so far:


Gareth Barry £12million


…Previous Threads:

Part 1 with 215 comments: The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 1

Just for those still not sure, the transfer window IS open!

This is the definitive:

The rules read:

Prem league rules, page 150 on transfers: 2. The first Transfer Window in any year shall commence at midnight on the last day of the Season and shall end on 31st August next if aWorking Day or, if not, on the firstWorking Day thereafter, at a time to be determined by the Board.

I have also, just to be doubly sure that no rule changes have come into place, double checked with the Club and been told the rules are correct and the transfer window is alive and kicking.


216 Replies to “The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 2”

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  • Daily Star just put up a link: MARTIN O’NEILL has lined up a £5million raid on Spurs for Scotland international Alan Hutton. They say MON wants competitionfor Luke Young at right-back

  • would prefer naughton but hutton is a good second choice yet more spuds linked with us

  • Dont rate Hutton really but i wonder if Luke will be Wilfs replacement at LB???! We’re cursed by injuries this year. I rekon Owen on 50k a week would be worth it for free. Like the idea of sturridge too. Richards, Lescott or Hangeland for CB, Defour or Bentley for MF

  • monday tomorrow i expect to see hear something from the club and martin oneil on the official website if not i dont think im gona have many finger nails left im staring to worry lets hope he just wanted a bit of quiet and when hes back hel get right on with it

  • Do you know I have’nt got a clue who is coming or going. Do I care? Of cause I do. But I will be very surprised if any signing will be breathtaking. This is the Villa we are talking about.

  • Out: Barry (£12M), Osbourne (£2M), Harewood (£3M), Total: £17M
    Budget: £37M (+ outgoing transfer fees = £17M) Total = £54M

    In: Bentley (£7M), Defour (£10M), Love (£15M), Owen (Free), Naughton (£5M), Babel (£9M), Vermallen (£8M),
    Total = £54M

    Perfect summer transfer window for us to aim for 5th/4th next year and perhaps claim a trophy!

  • Martins or Owen? I think Martins would be a decent option, as he is young. Not as clinical as Owen though. Owen is more of a gamble as he is obviously injury prone, but for a freebie, i think he would be worth a punt! Certainly wouldnt mind seeing him in a villa shirt!

  • For a long time I’ve been skeptical about any move for Owen, but I’m beginning to warm to the idea. If he stays fit (and if anywhere can keep him fit, Villa can) then he’ll score goals. Hopefully we’ll have more games to play next season, so we’ll be grateful of the depth up front. Most importantly though, he’s a big football name. News of the transfer will raise Villa’s profile around the world – which has to be a step in the right direction. It would be great for the players at the club and a good sign to those we might want to attract to the club. At the end of the day, even if he’s fit for only half the season, he’ll be a good player for free even if his wages are steep.

  • pay owen 25k a week and i may consider him. owen/heskey still sounds a little like backwards thinking to me. and to answer a question on the previous thread, i did not read the Eden Hazard rumour on, it came from a mate who supports Lille.

  • not a lot today, the new Reading boss admits he will struggle to keep hold of Kevin Doyle who we have been linked with along with Spurs. Everton today linked for a £7m swoop for the striker. Alan Hutton was linked last night for £5m. Apart from that can’t see anything new today. Doyle a good one you think?

  • I haven’t seen a great deal of Kevin Doyle to be honest, but he wouldn’t excite me, and I can’t see him putting bums on seats! I guess he’d be a ‘typical’ MON signing though?

  • Apparently Thomas vermalen the ajax defender is going to the gooners. We miss out again it seems……

  • I know its been done for a while now, but i still don’t see why you guys sold Barry for 12million? As an outsider, i just thought he was worth a lot more than that. Can anyone shed light on this deal for me? Good luck in the transfer market and for next season

  • I’d give Doyle a chance but not for “funny money”. I’d also go for Roque still. Owen is not my bag and I think we can do better although if he came I’d accept it and hope for the best. Would like to see either Bentley or Downing come in and provide real competition for Sidwell. I think Sidwell will still be a great hit when he has this pre-season and no bad luck injury like last time….also think he will raise his game witouht Gaz there and flourish…watch this space. Hangelaand or Lescott at top choice CB but wingback cover needed as top priority people….that way we can play RB’s as RB’s and LB’s as……also NRC to stay and become a sweeper/holding MF. So: RSC = 13m, Bentley = 10m, x1 RB + LB = 16m, (maybe to include Bale or super signing of G Johnson), and surprise signing of M Johnson from Man City.

  • Owen at 50K a week seems worth a punt as it will give us a new option up front although I wouldn’t like to see it as a move to re-create the Owen/Heskey partnership I still see our number 1 forwards to be Gabby and Big JC.

    Hutton maybe if it only gives us cover at full bank

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