At the start of the week, Villa supporters would be forgiven if they thought Micah Richards would be the first major Villa player to leave this week. It seemed odds on for Richards to become a Black Cat, but it turned out that any Sunderland interest had fizzled out with the appointment of David Moyes as their manager.
Brad Guzan had his medical yesterday and has now completed a two-year deal with Middlesbrough, giving him an instant return to Premier League football, he might not have totally deserved.
He will though have to compete with ex-Barcelona number one, Víctor Valdés for the number one jersey at Boro. The newly promoted side clearly showing that you need to take the goalkeeper position seriously to survive in the Premier League, something that Villa failed to do last season.
Meanwhile, this evening, national newspapers are starting to report Idrissa Gueye has completed a medical at Everton. That was quick…
If he is one his way, while it’s debatable if he will be any great loss to Villa (despite his stats), it could be good business for Everton. If the Toffees secured him at around the £7.1/7.2m mark, considering Villa paid around £2m more, they save money and now has a season worth of Premier League experience under his belt.
Easy Come, Easy Go
MOMS has said it many times before that they’ll be no metaphoric tears shed over any of the current Villa squad leaving. 17 bloody points, just remember that.
Also, would you fear facing either Guzan or Gana, if they were in an opposition team? No, sir. In terms of ex-players, I’d fear facing up against Christian Benteke, but these lot, not in the slightest. In fact, that’s my concern at the moment in the Championship, there’s not many teams that will actually fear us at the moment.
Lets just say, I wish there were at least a couple more weeks of preseason for the Villa team to get itself together. The problem is, I remember saying that last preseason and look what happened.
Much work to do.