Date: 18th April 2006 at 12:28pm
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31-year-old record signing Juan Pablo Angel looks like he might be moving to pastures new as he looks for talks with Aston Villa over his future.

The Colombian international hit-man says he doesn’t want to spend another season as a bit part player spending most of his time on the bench.

He arrived from River Plate for £9.5million but has had a stop start time of it since. His first season was average but the 2003/4 season saw him scoring 23 goals and forming a promising partnership with the now Manchester City striker Darius Vassell. However the following season was plagued with injuries and he has never really forced his way back into regular contention or scoring form since.

Angel said: ‘We will see what happens. We have to sit down and talk about it. I have made my feeling clear but we will see what happens in the summer. I want to play regular football. I won’t like to have another season like this, being on the bench for most of the season.’

Angel has just two goals this season with just 9 starts being replaced 3 times. He has been on the bench 20 times coming on 18 times.


5 Replies to “Villa – Juan Long Goodbye?”

  • I hope he stays, he is a quality striker and if they play the ball to him, he can still finish without a doubt. Lets face it, we won’t be able to generate a great deal transfer fee wise anyway?

  • Very simply, if the guy had put in enough effort to justify his huge pay cheque he wouldn’t have this problem. Too lazy and too wasteful. I’d rather see Luke Moore or Agbonlahor (can we give this guy a nickname please? agah/bonny/****** eh maybe not the l

  • I’d be very sorry to see him leave, and I hope that upon reflection he decides to write this disappointing campaign, both for the club and for himself personally, off as a one-off, and comes back fully fit with batteries recharged for the 2006-07 season.

  • i dont want him to go, i think he would form a great partnership with Baros, but i think he could of made more of an effort!

  • he looked good on sunday along side baros…problem is, he isnt given a run in the team with should be angel and baros to start with phillips to replace either during the game…phillips is a thnker like sheringham he would be more productive com

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