Villa splash out 22m on a striker

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Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:15 pm

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by AndrewJB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:18 pm

That’s a lot.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 pm

Lot of money for a relatively unproven player.

Be interesting to see how he gets on in England, I can't think of many Brazilian footballers living in that end of the world.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by mybloodisclaret » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 pm

Good for them. What did Fulham pay for Schurrle? Money doesn't guarntee anything, but I fancy Villa will be fine next season.
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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by Reecey1987 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:22 pm

That most likely rules them out of signing maupay from brentford

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by Jakubs Tash » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:23 pm

A vast amount to pay for someone who scored 13 goals in a relatively poor league last season.....

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by northernpowerhouse » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:31 pm

Not the kind of signing I'd like us to be making. At least if we spend £20 million on a striker from the Championship we know they're going to fit in with the squad and not end up seeking a move back abroad in a seasons time when they struggle with the language and can't settle.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by joey13 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:34 pm

northernpowerhouse wrote:Not the kind of signing I'd like us to be making. At least if we spend £20 million on a striker from the Championship we know they're going to fit in with the squad and not end up seeking a move back abroad in a seasons time when they struggle with the language and can't settle.
What like Vydra?
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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by MDWat » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 pm

1 in 3 striker from the Belgian top division is £22m now? Isn’t that about what Vossen’s record was and he was bang average in the Championship?

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by claretspice » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:42 pm

He may well prove an excellent player for Villa, and I know very little about him, but at face value it does underscore that there's a bit of wishful thinking in the argument that by looking overseas, you automatically get better value for money. His goalscoring record in Belgium is good but not spectacular, and it's a big step to the Premier League.

It does put 18-20 million for Che Adams in some sort of relief.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:49 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:A vast amount to pay for someone who scored 13 goals in a relatively poor league last season.....
Yeh but he’s foreign and cost loads so must be good.
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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by SGr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:08 pm

Is a lot to spend on someone relatively unproven. But hey, it worked with Benteke, so I’m guessing they reckon they’ve struck gold again.

I’m not bemoaning Burnley for not showing interest on this one though.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by bobinho » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:18 pm

northernpowerhouse wrote:Not the kind of signing I'd like us to be making. At least if we spend £20 million on a striker from the Championship we know they're going to fit in with the squad and not end up seeking a move back abroad in a seasons time when they struggle with the language and can't settle.
To be honest, there are literally hundreds of players who would struggle with the language they speak around Brum... :lol:
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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by BurnleyFC » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:41 pm

northernpowerhouse wrote:Not the kind of signing I'd like us to be making. At least if we spend £20 million on a striker from the Championship we know they're going to fit in with the squad and not end up seeking a move back abroad in a seasons time when they struggle with the language and can't settle.
To be fair, if he’s been playing in Belgium, I’d say he’ll be fine settling in England.

Whether he’s good enough is another matter, though.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by wilks_bfc » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:05 pm

BurnleyFC wrote:To be fair, if he’s been playing in Belgium, I’d say he’ll be fine settling in England.

Whether he’s good enough is another matter, though.

You mean like Defour did?

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by Steve1956 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:14 pm

That's going to end in tears......again for Villa

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 pm

wilks_bfc wrote:You mean like Defour did?
He settled in alright.

Just fitness is the issue...




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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by Jakubs Tash » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:57 am

Steve-Harpers-perm wrote:Yeh but he’s foreign and cost loads so must be good.
More to the point he's Brazilian!!!!

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by northernpowerhouse » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:36 am

joey13 wrote:What like Vydra?
No suggestion Vydra doesn't fit in in the dressing room or isn't settled in the area. Dyche just doesn't fancy him which is a different issue entirely.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by northernpowerhouse » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:50 am

BurnleyFC wrote:To be fair, if he’s been playing in Belgium, I’d say he’ll be fine settling in England.
He could be totally unsettled and isolated in Belgium but still succeeding on the pitch because he's playing at a lower level. In the Premier League I wouldn't risk it, not in a team like ours that relies so much on teamwork rather than quality.

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by Goobs » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:31 pm

northernpowerhouse wrote:No suggestion Vydra doesn't fit in in the dressing room or isn't settled in the area. Dyche just doesn't fancy him which is a different issue entirely.
Exactly. In fact in his most recent interview didn't he say how great the players were off the field and that he was really close with the other players or something like that?

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by rob63 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:12 pm

Saw him a few times last season in matches online but he didn't make much of an impression. Flitted in & out of games & a bit clumsy, remind you of anyone :?: So he'll probably get 12 goals ! I think there's probably half a dozen better than him in the Belgian league

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Re: Villa splash out 22m on a striker

Post by joey13 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:46 pm

northernpowerhouse wrote:No suggestion Vydra doesn't fit in in the dressing room or isn't settled in the area. Dyche just doesn't fancy him which is a different issue entirely.
Apart from Dyche calling him out on his attitude and Vydra whinging to foreign press :roll:

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