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View elky30's Profile elky30 Flag Clapham 08 Sep 20 1.59pm Send a Private Message to elky30 Add elky30 as a friend

How are we so behind every other club in the prem.

Villa on the verge of singing Watkins for 28 mil and rising to 33, yes its far too much for him but how have they got this money to spend and we dont.
They spent 22 mil on Wesley and 9 mil on Sammata last year
Teams like Newcastle also splashing the cash compared to us.

We have been in desperate need for a striker for years.
How we have not signed someone a week before the window opens is aboslutely shocking.

 

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View Crystal_Clear's Profile Crystal_Clear Flag Belfast 08 Sep 20 2.15pm Send a Private Message to Crystal_Clear Add Crystal_Clear as a friend

Easy.

Aston Villa is owned by an Egyptian billionaire, who obviously is prepared to spend money. Whilst our wealthy owner(s) want out, and don't want to spend too much money.

Newcastle, whilst not as wealthy as Aston Villa, still has some glamour about it. If you had the choice of Newcastle or Palace, I suspect most would choose Newcastle (unless the player wanted remain down south).

We may well have splashed most of our money on our primary target Eze.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 08 Sep 20 2.28pm Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Maybe if Benteke and Sørloth was shipped out, there might be some more new signings.
Anyone knows what has happened with the loan for the Chelsea youngster (Gallagher)?

 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 08 Sep 20 4.25pm Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Originally posted by elky30

How are we so behind every other club in the prem.

Villa on the verge of singing Watkins for 28 mil and rising to 33, yes its far too much for him but how have they got this money to spend and we dont.
They spent 22 mil on Wesley and 9 mil on Sammata last year
Teams like Newcastle also splashing the cash compared to us.

We have been in desperate need for a striker for years.
How we have not signed someone a week before the window opens is aboslutely shocking.

That's 60m spent on unproven talent. 2 out of the 3 haven't done the job hence why they're putting all eggs in one basket by overpaying on Watkins. We'll see how that goes.

As normal we've not been super active but I'm confident Eze and Ferguson will be good additions. This also is not a 'normal' window so if we do add Batshuayi before the opening game then it's a good start IMO with the following weeks to add more depth, youthful talent I.e Downes, Osayo-Samuel, Bella-Kotchapp. If we further added those 3 plus one more loan then I'd be very happy.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 08 Sep 20 4.26pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

It looks increasingly likely that we will start the new season with the same players we ended the last season with, although Reidewald may well actually be in the starting line-up.

Eze appears unlikely to be fit. Ferguson definitely not, and who knows about Gallagher?

I know there is still time yet, but I have a horrible feeling that when the transfer window closes we will still lack of a fit and capable striker.

 

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 08 Sep 20 4.31pm Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

How are we behind other teams?

We've signed an exciting youngster in Eze for £16m and the type of player we've been crying out for.

We've signed an exciting youngster who will potentially be or new right back on a tribunal based transfer.

We are about to sign Batshuayi on loan.

We're still in for a couple of players

We've held on to all of our first team players

Yet you're wetting your knickers because Villa are paying hugely over the odds for Watkins, Newcastle have signed an 28 year old with a dodgy knee for £20m and Villa have signed Wesley and Sammata who scored 6 goals between them for a combined fee of £32m.

The club has a limited amount of money and we've spent it pretty wisely to date.

 

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View glaziermart's Profile glaziermart Flag 08 Sep 20 4.34pm Send a Private Message to glaziermart Add glaziermart as a friend

Originally posted by elky30

How are we so behind every other club in the prem.

Villa on the verge of singing Watkins for 28 mil and rising to 33, yes its far too much for him but how have they got this money to spend and we dont.
They spent 22 mil on Wesley and 9 mil on Sammata last year
Teams like Newcastle also splashing the cash compared to us.

We have been in desperate need for a striker for years.
How we have not signed someone a week before the window opens is aboslutely shocking.

Wow! thank god we have not spunked 31 Million on Wesley and Samatta!!! Watkins is way overpriced. Newcastle are not spending that much. If you took time to look at our potential squad, we have far better players than either Villa or Newcastle. I'm not losing sleep over what Villa are doing

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 08 Sep 20 4.42pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by thai-eagle

Maybe if Benteke and Sørloth was shipped out, there might be some more new signings.
Anyone knows what has happened with the loan for the Chelsea youngster (Gallagher)?


If Batshuayi is coming on loan with an option to buy (and it looks very much like he is) then the Gallagher loan will have to be cancelled. I believe Leeds are interested in him so he may well go there.

 

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 08 Sep 20 4.56pm Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


If Batshuayi is coming on loan with an option to buy (and it looks very much like he is) then the Gallagher loan will have to be cancelled. I believe Leeds are interested in him so he may well go there.

Benteke was being offered out for £10m transfer a few weeks ago by Chelsea but with a year left and his wages, nobody was willing to look at it. I think for Palace this works out well in that if Benteke's contract ends next summer and Bats does well, we buy him for a set amount and basically use Benteke's wages on him instead. Now we have a smaller loan fee and his wages to loan him until then.

 

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View EaglesEaglesEagles's Profile EaglesEaglesEagles Flag 08 Sep 20 4.58pm Send a Private Message to EaglesEaglesEagles Add EaglesEaglesEagles as a friend

Unearthing a genuinely good striker at Prem level is almost guess work today unless they're already proven. Even then, just look at Benteke.

Michy (should he come on loan) is still expensive as an earner but a lower risk option than going for Watkins. Plus I don't think we have the readies.
I'm trying to look on the bright side. Some of our biggest earners' contracts are up next summer. While I'd like to offload them for a fee, it should still free up some funds.

I still think this is a 'stay in the league' year. Villa are not a good team. They remind me of Fulham when their new owner first came in, threw cash at the team and they were relegated. I reckon Smith will be out by Christmas.

 


I ain't got nuthin' funny to say. Sorry.

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View charliehub's Profile charliehub Flag newforest 08 Sep 20 5.05pm Send a Private Message to charliehub Add charliehub as a friend

Bats is back!

 

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