Date: 9th August 2018 at 11:06am
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Looks like it might be a busy day for Aston Villa.

Uncle Albert is now being linked with an exit.

DeanoVilla in the forum thread says: “I would definitely sell Thor. He’s done ok in patches but I can’t imagine he’ll want to be a bit part player again this season.  With McGinn and Tuanzebe coming in, and Whelan and Jedi already here, his chances are limited…. plus we have Doyle-Hayes chomping at the bit too. If we can get some money for him it could be the best move for club and player.”

Adding, “Adomah… I’d keep. Not only because he’s a good player, but he’s also supposedly very good in the dressing room and a fun character. Having lost Terry and Snoddy it’s important we keep some characters around the club.

Adomah has been good for us, and in patches when he was scoring for fun, great. However, I think this might well be a perfect time for him to move on. You? His 15 goals last season were most appreciated mind you!

His form dropped off badly last season and maybe with us wanting to bring through some from the youth and also the recent signing with more to perhaps come today, it might be a good time to say thanks and bon voyage?

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport are reporting that Adomah is wanted by both Leeds United and Middlesbrough.

Adomah has only a year left on his current contract and apparently, Villa have refused to enter talks with the player for a new contract and are willing to let him go.

According to The Birmingham Mail Birkir Bjarnason is a target for Serie B club Empoli. I can’t see too much information on this one, however, it wouldn’t surprise me if he wanted out, after not making the starting line up again v Hull City on Monday night.

I don’t mind him going if we have replaced him with better and if Bruce is sure that we have enough back up. I do like his energy and attitude though, so would be more than happy if he stayed and forced his way into the team. I’d actually rather see Jedinak depart now if it was a straight choice, just purely on age. Can I say that or will I be up in the Politically Correct Court for ageism?!

The Brum Mail also say that Steve Bruce hasn’t given up on bringing back West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass for another loan spell at Villa.

Soon over folks, let’s hope for a few smiles come the end of this window.

Join in the debate in the forum thread…

 

6 Replies to “Two On Their Way Out Of Aston Villa? And Snodgrass Loan Still Being Worked On”

  • To get rid of a guy who scores that many goals from midfield is not wise. Him and hourihane score goals. Football is about goals, let’s not forget that sometimes simple forgotten rule.

  • Maybe the new signing John Mcginn will be expected to wade in? Get what you are saying but if we keep Jack, we still have to balance the books you’d think?!

    • Jack is gone, whether now or January, he is the only player that can dent that ffp balance. Our strikers last year came up dud, which cost us. Which I’m glad as the turn of events regarding Dr x would have never come out. And who knows in years to come we really would have gone into administration. We are in great hands now. After March 2019 it’s going to get real interesting. Vtid

  • I can envisage Bjarnason and Adomah departing, although there are others I would move on ahead of them. Bruce never seems to have favoured Thor and only reluctantly brought Albert into the side, who then made a mockery of his earlier omission.

    McGinn looks to be a good signing, but he is rather different to the two players being marked as possible leavers. There are hints that Bruce is being encouraged to shift away from older players, so I guess both of these players more or less fit that bill. Personally, I would move Jedinak on if I could. I think he has met his sell by date and costs a fortune, which is probably the key hurdle to a sale.

    I am not sold on some of the other options being touted. Success and Tavares are gambles, although the latter looks slightly more tempting.

    With Bryan doing the dirty, we really do need to find a left back. I would consider Knudsen from Ispwich and then Marcus Maddison (Posh) ahead of him to cover the left flank. Whether Bruce would really look at a 4-1-4-1 line up with a front five of Maddison, McGinn, Grealish and Green just behind, say, Kodjia is perhaps 50 shades too optimistic to hope!

  • I would sell Uncle Albert. I think 15 goals was something of a fluke and his form tailed off badly towards the end of the season. Plus the emergence of Green means that he will have to shift back to the right where he has not been as effective.

    I would caveat that by saying that we will need to replace him though with a someone who can play wide right? Maybe Snoddy? Maybe Ojo. Patrick Roberts is an interesting one I saw linked the other day. If we have spare cash Maddison sounds like a decent potential acquisition, but as he is left sided, and Kodjia could move out there if Green is not playing, that might be too much.

    We need to ensure that Elmo is NOT our right winger!!

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