Date: 28th August 2007 at 2:00pm
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So here we go, the final countdown, just a few days left until the transfer window slams shut until January.

Through the summer, we’ve managed ten installments of our gossip column, most of it has ended in utter frustration, but the next day or so HAS to result in some players incoming. If reports are right, Zat Knight from Fulham is currently undergoing a medical, so that will be central defence cover, now for a striker, midfielder and a right back or two?!

So Who Will Villa Sign Pt 10 – Click Here

So Far.

Out:

Jlloyd Samuel
Gavin McCann
Lee Hendrie
Robert Olejnik
Stephen Henderson
Aaron Hughes
Steven Davis
Chris Sutton (retirment due to eye damage)
The Djemba Twins

In:

Nigel Reo-Coker from West Ham £8.5m.
Marlon Harewood, from West Ham for around £3.7million.
Zat Knight from Fulham for £3.5million
Curtis Davies (from WBA on loan with a permanent deal likely next summer)
Moustapha Salifou nominal fee.
Eric Lichaj
Harry Forrester
Scott Carson (season long loan from Liverpool)
Jonathan Fear (left back in the changing room)
Watch this space…

 

146 Replies to “Villa Transfers – Final Countdown”

  • From the other thread, I think Defoe may wait until January and bide his time. We all know that the top four take thier pick and the rest follow. We should just put in a big fat juicy offer, then we can’t be accused of not trying. What other goal scorers are up for grabs?

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  • Seem to remember Knight being the reason we didn’t stuff fulham at home last season, he was outstanding!

  • I cant see Knight getting in ahead of Mellberg or Laursen, therefore we are signing another substitute. Squad strengthening yes, team improving no.

  • For me its another harewood. Dissapointing, low quality, un exciting and totally where we thought we were not going in the market. I like O’Neil and I really thought we were going to raise some eyebrows during this window. I dont want to be negative, Im just calling it as I see it.

  • this is what fulham fans are saying about villa signing knight:

    ”£4million is amazing!! I dont think he’s worth half that!! i mean look a ridgewell or hughes, they are better than him and they went for £2million and £1million!! oranje_emu

    I dont think Hughes is worth 1million, Ridgewell is worth about 500,000 he is shocking – Championship defender at best. Hughes was a very weak link for Villa at RB. ”

  • tylervilla Laursen and Olly are World Class defenders. If we tried to sign players with this kind of quality at the moment we would need European football – Davies is not proven at premiership level. We are lucky to have 2 such experienced and talented CB’s. Knight is a good addition to the squad and makes Ridgewell look like well errrr Liam Ridgewall of BCFC. From a football perspective I would rather Zat Knight at CB cover than LR, but in my opinion I would prefer Barny Rubble to Ridgewell any day of the week, much quicker.

  • While desperately scourIng the net for all hope of a signing or two, how’s this from http://www.soccerrumours.com – “From a very reliable source Villa are pretty much definitely 2 sign in the next 2?4 Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham 4 around 8 mill, Glen Johnson from Chelsea 4 about 3 mill, Thomas Gravesen from Celtic 4 about 3 mill, Eider Gudjonson 4 6 mill from Barcelona, Par Mertsacker from Dortmond and beleive it or not Riquelme aswell! trust me LT”.

    WOW, we can but dream !!!!!

  • Penfold i seen that, I think that guy has been playing too much Football Manager….
    but i still dream

  • I can state now that we will not sign 2 strikers….no way. 1 at the most, but i suppose the way things have gone we will probably sign 4.

  • The ways things stand I reckon Knight will be Mellbergs replacement – after all nearl;y every purchase seems to be balanced by a sale

  • Most importantly Knight is rumoured to be a lifelong Villa fan, this has got to mean that he would fight for the cause and not give MON any grief. Is he good enough? only time will tell but he has already scored his first goal for Villa 😉
    Also he is much better than Ridgewell (the Bluenoses captain no less) even though I have only seen him play twice.

  • BREAKING NEWS MARTIN SPENDS MONEY: Today Martin O’Neil has completed the signing of a bacon sandwich from the cantine the sandwich has cost £1.50 and will play a big role in keeping Martin O’Neil alive

  • PINFOLD17 I would’nt put too much trust in any site that says Mertsacker plays for Dortmond. I may be mistaken but dose’nt he play for Werder Bramen (excuse the spelling). The same site also says that boro will sign Defoe, Crouch etc. I think until midnight on Friday we wont know who is gonna sign. So watch with eager anticipation as the rest of the week unfolds….

  • I just hope with all my heart that come 12;01 on saturday morning all the whinning and whinging will stop. All the doughters and the negative eat every negative word they have uttered over the last few weeks… I know its because we care but it dos’ent help and just makes us all grab for the Smiths record “Heavens I’m Miserable now” and the sleepin pills

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