Transfer discussion thread

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Jatz

Moderator
Sep 7, 2008
44,401
27,346
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Philadelphia Eagles
Read Villa are up around £100m of spending so far. Crazy money really.
 

robbieando

Moderator
Oct 9, 2001
15,903
8,283
Spitting Bars
AFL Club
Sydney
Read Villa are up around £100m of spending so far. Crazy money really.
When you consider they released 9 players at the end of the season and had 5 loan players return to their parent clubs which left them with one centre back in James Chester, one left back in Neil Taylor and one winger in Andre Green (it left 3 goalkeepers, 13 outfield players plus youth players on their books), the spending hasn't been that crazy when you break it down.

They have re-signed El-Ghazi, Mings and Hause after their loans last season, really only overpaying for Mings who isn't worth half of what Villa paid for him but important for his leadership, while Konsa and Jota are signings to provide depth at their postions (which Villa didn't have cover for last season) having played previously under Dean Smith. Wesley is replacing Abraham who was never going to sold or loaned back out to them and if he was would cost even more, then there is Targett who gives Villa a second left back on their books and an automatic upgrade. Now Douglas Luiz comes in to improve the DM position and gives the midfield more depth. Would expect another central defender, a right winger and maybe a central mid before the window is closed

So yes, lots of money but planned, needed players and all done early because the club relied to much on the loan market and because there was so much deadwood to be removed.
 

drd23

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 28, 2009
19,885
16,752
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Baltimore Ravens, Atletico
Dimarzio saying united to offer 80m euros for milnikovic savic
Lazio apparently want 90m euros, and reportedly don't feel any pressure to lower it as he's apparently told them he's happy to stay another year
 

Magma

Hall of Famer
Oct 5, 2009
41,524
29,913
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
West Adelaide Bloods, Man City.
When you consider they released 9 players at the end of the season and had 5 loan players return to their parent clubs which left them with one centre back in James Chester, one left back in Neil Taylor and one winger in Andre Green (it left 3 goalkeepers, 13 outfield players plus youth players on their books), the spending hasn't been that crazy when you break it down.

They have re-signed El-Ghazi, Mings and Hause after their loans last season, really only overpaying for Mings who isn't worth half of what Villa paid for him but important for his leadership, while Konsa and Jota are signings to provide depth at their postions (which Villa didn't have cover for last season) having played previously under Dean Smith. Wesley is replacing Abraham who was never going to sold or loaned back out to them and if he was would cost even more, then there is Targett who gives Villa a second left back on their books and an automatic upgrade. Now Douglas Luiz comes in to improve the DM position and gives the midfield more depth. Would expect another central defender, a right winger and maybe a central mid before the window is closed

So yes, lots of money but planned, needed players and all done early because the club relied to much on the loan market and because there was so much deadwood to be removed.
better than directors pocketing it
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

jod23

TheBrownDog
Apr 2, 2000
61,864
18,183
Perth, Australia
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Liverpool, Chicago Bulls.
Is Griezmann really a need? I don't get it. They already have Messi, Suarez, Dembele, Coutinho... So much attacking flair and goals in there.
 

Shoei

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 26, 2011
8,406
6,553
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Arsenal
It’s the club that’s not popular atm.

Who knows what the clowns in charge are doing or not doing.
 
Top Bottom