Friday, August 29, 2008

Bad business

News from the BBC that Villa have finally got their man, with James Milner heading off to Brum in exchange for £10 million.

Now with Keegan hailing the player's quality after Wednesday's cup match, it can hardly have been his decision to flog Milner. Which means that someone else (Ashley, Llambias, Wise, whoever) has taken the view that rather than pay him a salary comparable to Steven Taylor, we're better served having some cash in the bank to spend on a replacement (who'll doubtless want big bucks) than fight to keep an established player.

The whole thing strikes me as a very bad piece of business, made worse by the fact that the transfer window closes on Monday night.

Whoever sanctioned this wants their head examining.


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