Date: 8th August 2018 at 7:00am
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That’ll teach me for daring to step away from the computer – yesterday evening Aston Villa announced the expected capture of goalkeeper Orjan Nyland.

The 27-year-old player comes in from German side FC Ingolstadt for an undisclosed fee and the Norwegian international stopper has signed a three-year deal at Villa Park.

Speaking to the Official Site as his signature was announced, he said himself of the move.

“I’m looking forward to playing for this big club and can’t wait to get started. Everything has moved very quickly and I’m really happy to be here and call myself a Villa player. I also can’t wait to play in front of the fans – I’ve heard they’re quite fantastic. I’m looking forward to experiencing their support for myself. This club belongs in the Premier League and I’m keen to play a part in getting us back there.”

The 29 times capped international began his career at Hodd and spent time with Molde before making the move to Germany in 2015. In his time with them he added a further 52 starting appearances to his tally with one substitute appearance, and 34 of those came last season.

I know nothing about the man but plenty seem happy with the deal – it’s also fair to say some are wondering how many goalkeepers we actually need at the club as we now technically have four senior stoppers and many were hoping to see Matija Sarkic make the step up this year.

Of concern to many was the continued obsession with bloody Love Island – are they a new sponsor? Some of us have IQ’s above that level. It’s like being asked to keep up with the Kardashians – I’m not convinced some of us can go that slow.


4 Replies to “Villa Announce Another Capture – “Always Like Goalkeepers With Hands The Size Of Dinner Plates””

  • Sarkic rumoured to go out on loan which makes sense. Is Bunn really on the books? His contract ended last year I believe and no announcement of a new deal has been made. So maybe he was on a monthly deal and will now leave? If that is the case, then he deserves thanks for sticking around!

  • Sarkic would benefit from a loan (where he plays this time), but I cannot see where Bunn will figure now. I also thought his deal was up in June.

    To give Bruce his credit, he has moved fast since receiving the green light on transfer buying. Nyland, Bryan and McGinn look good selections at fair prices. I am mot so certain on the need for Moreira and whether Tuanzebe will settle at centre back, but I have no real gripes.

    At the risk of becoming a slight party pooper, I must confess to getting the same uneasiness with the latest flurry of deals as I got with Bruce’s last shopping spree. Shouldn’t a few of those peripheral players move on out now?

  • WIth so much transfer new flitting around, the one player that is starting to get more attention is Isaac Success.

    Perhaps of all the deals currently being aired, this is the one where I am less than convinced. A loan with the option to buy is being reported in some quarters. What will he add?

    He is usually seen as a number 10, playinng off the front man. If Grealish remains and McGinn comes in, we suddenly look to be getting over-stocked in yet another area. Of course, the story surrounding Success may be a contingency move if Jack or the talented Scot do not materialise ad future options.

    Success has a very modest goal scoring record, but I have to confess to not being very well up on his overall game. I believe he cost Watford around £2M, but this is represents a fall in his earlier sale transactions. Does this suggest the player hasn’t quite lived up to expectations?

    All will be revealed tomorrow or, more correctly, during the new ‘loan window’. I understand Brucie has another fifteen names lined up – just in case…………..

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