Date: 10th July 2006 at 8:48am
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Hamburg chairman Bernard Hoffman and sport director Dietmar Beiersdorfer are believed to be travelling to the UK in order to start negotiation’s with Villa’s el Presidente Doug Ellis over Czech striker Milan Baros.

After just one season, Baros has realised that maybe moving to Villa wasn’t the big move he really wanted and has been rumoured to have told everyone that he wants to go.

The main difference here will be the transfer fee. Hamburg will start around the £5million mark, however Doug Ellis is no doubt going to want at least the £6.5million paid for the striker last summer.

Baros does indeed have an £18million release clause in his contract, however after a world cup of just 60 minutes or so, coupled with Baros not really setting the Premiership alight…in a poor team not even Mr Optimist David O`leary is considering that kind of amount: ‘I don’t think we will be asking that now.’

I don’t see it as much of a surprise, what will be interesting to see is just how much we get. Do we as a club finally do a good deal on a player, and how much of that is given back to the manager in order to fund new signings?


13 Replies to “Villa Set To Sell Baros”

  • Can see this be another screw up by Ellis/O’Leary and he goes for either less or the exact amount that we paid him, just to get some transfer money. Is this going to be another situation where we end up with egg on our faces…..Surely if the rumour going

  • baros isnt worth more than that, thats why! how can you expect to get more? he is hit and miss, and didnt even play well last year. was he even in the czech world cup squad?

  • lol…we need to keep Baros at all costs. Where are we going to find another striker as good as him for £6m? Given the right service he could be a 20 goal a season striker. However, he does have his off days when he can be very frustrating. But this isn’t

  • My grandad fought in the war, shall i send him down to Villa Park to defend Baros or shall we cash in on the pretty boy and buy another 3 average players to come and sit on the bench and watch the likes of our multi talented big name players that Ellis ha

  • If Baros really wants top go, let’s make sure that we at least get our money back and say “thanks for the important goals.” I agree that good goal scorers are hard to come by but be honest, how well is he going to play if we hold on to him against his wi

  • Most clubs splash out on a big signing and then show that they mean business to show other players around the league that they are serious when they come in for them. Villa will show again that the face DE, DOL and STRIDE have no idea what they are doing

  • Thought Doug said he wasn’t for sale. And we all believed that, didn’t we? If Baros has to go Villa must hold out for a high bid, not take the first low offer that comes along. What’s the point of having a £18 million buy out clause if you’re going to acc

  • Official site is reporting Ellis as saying he isn’t for sale on the cheap and Hamburgs representatives have returned to Germany, whether they come back with an improved offer is up to them.

  • An 18 million buy out clause, some farker was having a laugh when they thought that one up. Should not be sold for less than you paid for him, think you should sell Serpentine Carpark, not sure where he’s from but I have heard his performance described as

  • Doug’s tone has changed somewhat on the official site. He’s gone from ‘he’s not for sale and he wants to stay’ to ‘he won’t be sold on the cheap’. Suggests to me that Baros wants to go and the club want to sell. Next season isn’t looking too bright

  • If Baros wants to go we have to let him as long as the price is right (minimum 1 million profit) but then we will have two problems, motivating the rest of the team to believe that we are still ambitious (nearly impossible already) and who would trust O’L

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