Date: 12th July 2006 at 12:44pm
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The Vital Barnsley website has reported that their (Barnsley that is, not the vital site) bid for Peter Whittingham has been rejected, and it’s believed that he will sign elsewhere this week.

Whittingham is currently being chased by a host of clubs from the Football League, including former giants Nottingham Forest, our poor neighbours Wolves and Sunderland, who may just sign him, meaning he gets to continue working with current manager David O`leary (we can hope!)

With a bit of luck we might get around the £500k mark for the winger, who has struggled to breakthrough properly in the way that some of the other young lions have done so.

After being rejected by Coventry City for being ‘too small,’ Whittingham signed for Villa and eventually (somehow!) managed to churn out 62 appearances for the club with loan spells at both Burnley and Derby. A ‘beefed up’ version of Whittingham came back last season determined to make it, it now appears he has played his last game for Aston Villa. All the best Peter!

 

16 Replies to “Whittingham Set To Leave”

  • I remember DOL saying how much he rated whitts, (im sure he said he was the new ryan giggs)….he had a good first season with a few assists but never really progressed since then….scores loads of screamers for the reserves but hasnt pulled it off at pr

  • Graham Taylor was the one raving about Whittingham, i think he also gave him his senior debut.

  • DOL raved about him too, wanted to put Barry in the centre of the park and play Wits on the left, said that he’d noticed him in the reserves as soon as he came an knew that he was a great prospect for the future, in fact exactly the samer as he said about

  • Good luck to him over at The Wolves. His career is standing still at VP, and he needs to chance his arm elsewhere. He’s never really threatened to break back into the first team, although I have seen him turn in some decent performances for the reserves.

  • Exactly what Wolves need another waste of space, they just sold one on and have bought one from you but I guess they banked a million in the process, now that would be some good money at VP right now.

  • Agree with glensider. Another player who seems to be drifting. He looked like he had a lot of potential when he broke into the first team and he has done well for the U21’s. But where is our cover for left midfield if Barry is injured and, as is inevitabl

  • He’s not great but should be kept until a squad player replacement is signed. That’s not the Ellis way though. Transfer window means sell players.

  • Maybe it is just me, but since his first season Whitts has not really been given an extended run. We seem to have several players who have the ability but who just appear to ‘drift’. Not surprising really when he was deemed third choice for the left midfi

  • Where is the cover on the left you say if by chance Barry and Berger get injured? Gabriel Agbonlahor can play left wing. Sorted.

  • We know from bitter experience voiceoftheholte that our beloved chairman has never done anything that was simple and straightforward. For some reason the stupid old tw*t always seems to complicate things and make the club look stupid. I agree with letting

  • Strange really, we keep on talking about the quality of players but IMHO it’s the quality of manager that is important when trying to stabelize and achive regular mid-table prem finnishes. Of course we should be more ambitios than that but right now I th

  • No-one can dispute that we do have some quality players in our squad and it’s down to the manager to organise and motivate those players into a good team. O’Leary is totally incapable of that and his infuriating stance in the dug out shows the players how

  • With the enevitable sale of Viila’s “prized” assets there is only one possible outcome – CERTAIN DOOM!!

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