New bosman signing close, but NOT Greg Wylde!


Not sure if you would of heard already by other Fan sites who were quick to jump on the story but according to the Birmingham Mail’s Mat Kendrick, Aston Villa are close to sealing a bosman deal.

The reporter stated on his live web chat on the Mail’s website today:

I’m told club are close to completing Bosman for a player. Not sure if it is close enough to announce today, but will report when we know more firm details

Of course that got the social networking world talking, and many expected it to be Greg Wylde who was recently released by Rangers.

However, that would just come under a free transfer, and not the ‘bosman’ that he actually mentioned.

And on top of that, Mat also updated his twitter a little under an hour ago:

For those asking, I believe #avfc are closing in on a Bosman signing for next season, but it’s not ex-Rangers winger Gregg Wylde.

On top of this, It can not be a player who is based in England, as you can only pre-sign players on bosman’s from across seas.

Many names are available from Croatian international Darijo Srna to Bayern’s Ivia Olic.
Olic is 33, and has had problems with injuries this season, but if it was to be him, regardless of his age, if you can keep him fit he would be a pretty decent free transfer.

You can’t help but think it is a ploy to get the season tickets sold though can you?


  1. Hernan Crespo – Striker
    Fabrizio Micolli – CM
    Alessandro Nesta – CB
    Genarro Gatusso – DMC
    Per Kroldrup – CB
    Ricardo Montolivio – Winger
    Walter Samuel – CB
    Ivan Cordoba – CB
    Cristian Chivu – LB
    Sulley Muntari – CM
    Allesandro Del Piero – AMC
    Amauri – Striker
    Fabio Grosso – LB/RB
    Luca Toni – Striker
    Mathieu Flamini – DMC
    Gianluca Zambrotta – Winger
    Marc Van Bommel – DMC
    Mario Yepes – CB
    Massimo Ambrosini – CB/CM
    Cicinho – LB/RB
    Daniel De Rossi – AMC
    Gabriel Heinze – LB
    Jose Bosingwa – RB
    Florent Malouda – LM
    Louis Saha – Striker
    Sylvain Distin – CB
    Hugo Rodallega – Striker
    Junior Hoillett – MC
    Mohammed Diame – MC/Striker
    Micheal Kightly – Winger
    Ivica Olic – Striker
    Micheal Owen – Striker

    Take Your Pick 😀

  2. McLeish has already stated there will be a couple of decent signings and some freebies so it sounds like it could be true.

  3. On that list I would snap up the following.

    Cicinho- LB/RB
    Jose Bosingwa – RB
    Christian Chivu – LB
    Mathieu Flamini – CDM
    Junior Hoilett – MC/AMC
    Ricardo Montolivio – Winger

    Any of those would make our side so much better.

    Especially if we offload Heskey/Petrov/Dunne or Collins.


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