Villa in for James McArthur?

Following on from the signing of Grant Holt, who couldn’t get a start at the mighty Wigan and our pursuit of Wes Hoolahan, who can’t get a start in the stunning Norwich side, it now seems we’ve set our sights on James McArthur from……….
Wigan.

I’m sorry. I really am.
But my god, is this really what we’re reduced to?

Never and I mean never, do I recall us being linked to such lowly players, given our current standing in the game.

I’m thoroughly depressed at reading these sort of links, but I suspect there’s possibly something in it, even though the source is pretty unreliable, in my experience;

http://www.sportsdirectnews.com/aston-villa-fc-transfer-news/39063-villa-prepare-second-wigan-raid.php#.UuLXg7RFB1s

Now I’m not convinced there’s any legs in this rumour, but it’s a fair indicator of how we’re seen from an outsider’s point of view and it ain’t pretty.
We’re seen as a struggling club, that has spent but now won’t.
That is, a club possibly about to go into a downwards spiral.
The similarities to Wolves are frankly beginning to seriously worry me, if the truth is told.

And you know what the worrying part about this rumour is?
We might be willing to give them one of our players in exchange, on top of a fee.
What price that that player will be Marc Albrighton? A player that at least gives us an option, regardless of what you think of him and one who won player of the month just a few weeks back.
After all, let’s face it, he’s just far too expensive for a club like the Villa when he’s on around £25k a week.

I just want this window over with, as it’s turning into a nightmare scenario for me now.

9 Comments

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  1. COE1982 January 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm . Reply

    Is this the same Sports Direct that said Rooney was joining Newcastle in the Summer! They make up crap on a daily basis and some of it is quite comical….

  2. MarkDraperNumber8 January 24, 2014 at 10:15 pm . Reply

    All of these links, the barca lad, vossen, mccarthur, lescott, the othe chelski are balls. The most likely is hoolahan and that isnt very likely.

  3. B6 January 24, 2014 at 10:18 pm . Reply

    Quality player, I’ll be chuffed if we sign him.

  4. Benno January 25, 2014 at 7:55 am . Reply

    We need a centre back and a centre mid before the end of the transfer window. Sadly i think we will get neither!

  5. AVFCELLIS January 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm . Reply

    I think this would be quite a good buy, but don’t see it happening, I agree with Benno

  6. MattAVFC January 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm . Reply

    Might get stick for this but…James McArthur is a great player that would be useful to us. Prem experience, just what we need, creative, just what we need. I know he’s from Wigan but I remember him being linked to PL clubs this summer.

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