ASTON VILLA MIDFIELDER ON UNITED’S RADAR

Manchester United are currently on a summer spree after spending close to £100 million on new players. The Red Devils are set to move for their next targets according to news from England.

According to English tabloid the Sun, Manchester United are closing in on the transfer of Aston Villa midfielder Josh McGinn. It is understood that the newly promoted club have been approached by the Red Devils over a potential deal.  The report also claims that Manchester United have been monitoring the player this season and are preparing an official transfer bid.
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WHY ENGLAND CAN WIN THE UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE

England National team has a new buzz around them after a fruitful 12 months under Gareth Southgate. When he took over the national team not many expected the former Middlesbrough player to quickly turn around the fortunes of the national team.

The latest 5-0 defeat of the Czech Republic at Wembley shows the level of progress that the players have undergone under the coach. Gone are the days of players flattering to deceive in the national team like Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andros Townsend.
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Agbonlahor does not want to retire

Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor said that he does not want to retire at the moment and that he wants to continue to play. Aged currently 32, he believes that he is fit enough to play at the highest level and wants to continue his career for as long as he can.

He has revealed that he has had a couple of offers from second-tier England clubs as well as teams in Scotland but so far he had not made any decision.
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Steve Bruce dismisses possible exit for Mile Jedinak among others

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has stressed that the club are no longer yearning to offload their key players to balance their financial books. Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak had recently been tipped to leave the Villains being the highest earner with them but Bruce has now indicated that the club are in a better financial position following the change of ownership.

Discussing the rumours surrounding Jedinak, Bruce said: “The one thing that the new owners have said is that nobody is for sale. That’s music to my ears. We don’t want to lose our best players. We all know in football that unfortunately these things do happen. But we will now be doing our utmost to make sure these things do not happen and not let them go anywhere.”
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Gabriel Agbonlahor Failed To End Career On A High?

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is set to end his stay at the club at the end of the season. The 31-year old forward is expected to see off his contract this summer and the club has decided not to renew it, bringing to an end a 17-year partnership.

Agbonlahor might not be leaving on a high but he remains a legend and high on the fans of the club. He has made 340 starts for the club and a further 51 from the bench, scoring as much as 87 goals during his stay at the club. The English star made the headlines from 2005 until 2010. He went on loan to Watford and Sheffield Wednesday but then returned to the club to contribute his quota. He combined well with Juan Pablo Angel and Luke Moore.

He was also a key part of triumvirate attack that included now Man United fullback Ashley Young and John Carew. He steadily increased his goals’ tally from 10 in 2006 to his career best of 16 a season at the end of the 2009/10. His strong form helped him make the senior team of England in late 2008, with top sides seeking his signature.

Agbonlahor scored some important goals for Villa. He was on target when Villa defeated Man United for the first time in December 2009. He was also the lead attacker as they crushed the other club in Manchester about a year earlier. He produced great performances against Arsenal and Chelsea around that time as well.

However, after the exit of Martin O’Neill, under whose management he really flourished, Gabby’s performances started to fluctuate when Gerard Houllier started calling the shots in 2010. From there on, even with new managers his performances became more of average. Then there were the issues with Remi Garde and then his fitness issues. He had to resign his captaincy and his descent from then on is well-documented.

Obviously he failed to end his career on a high that is if it has really ended, amid talks of the Major League Soccer. Many would insist that he remains a legend at Villa for his loyalty at least. Some others would quickly point to his complacency in the last few years.

AGBONLAHOR FREE TO SPEAK TO OTHER CLUBS

Aston Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor has not featured for the club since the beginning of September in the game against Brentford. The striker has only just returned to full training recently after three months on the sidelines due to calf injury.

Coach Steve Bruce hopes the star returns to action this festive season to help out. The club is without Jonathan Kodija, who has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to ankle issues. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Scott Hogan are also sidelined due to knee and stomach issues respectively.
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BRUCE OPENS UP ON AGBONLAHOR AND ONOMAH’S INJURIES

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has opened up on the injuries of Gabriel Agbonlahor and Josh Onomah after the victory against Norwich City at Villa Park.


The coach says Gabby missed the game due to back problem he is battling.

Gabby missed the 4-2 win over the Canaries as Keinan Davis stepped up for the start. The 19-year old striker was impressive in the role. Aside Agbonlahor, Scott Hogan missed the game as he was fully recovered from his ankle problem. He was placed on the sub list though. Mile Jedinak also missed out after complains of feeling sore upon return to training. Onomah featured in the game but was pulled out after a head injury.

“Hogan wasn’t fit enough to start and Gabby had a bit of twinge in his back. Josh has got a head injury, we don’t know how bad he is but that was a bit disappointing. Mike was close but was sore yesterday with the work we’ve put into him, so we’ll see how he is in the week,” the manager said.

The victory comes after a 2-1 loss to Reading a week earlier. The team was brilliant against City as they won their first Championship game of the season. ConorHourihane grabbed a hat trick, netting in the 22nd minute before adding two in the second half. Andre Green was also on target, grabbing a goal late in the first half. Josh Murphy and Nelson Oliveiria scored the goals for the visitors.

Hourihane scored the consolation when they played guests at Reading the week before. He combined with Agbonlahor for that goal and would be pleased to have impressed in the veteran’s absence.

Gabby Agbonlahor ready for new season

Gabby Agbonlahor said that he is ready for the new season and that he is working hard in training.


He said that he is excited about the new season and that he is desperate to help Villa win promotion back to the Premier League.

Gabby Agbonlahor said that last season was quite difficult for him as he was frozen out of the team at the start of the season. Indeed Roberto di Matteo did not allow the player to play for the team and he was only reinstated in the team when Steve Bruce took control of the team.

He said that he made the most of the few minutes that he had in the team and that he is looking for something different this season. He believes that he is in good form and that he can help the team score some important goals.

This would be the 12th year that Gabby Agbonlahor will be spending at the club, and he would want it to be quite memorable. He said that there is a good atmosphere in the team and that each player is looking forward for the new season.

He said that the signing of a quality player such as John Terry has brought excitement around the team and that they cannot wait for the new season to start. He said that there is a good mixture of young and old players in the team and this could allow them to last the whole campaign.

He admitted that his fitness level was not quite good last season due to the fact that he did not get enough playing time in the team but he wants to make it differently this season.

Gabby Agbonlahor said that he has early and that he has started working on his fitness level so as to be ready for the new season.

Gabriel Agbonlahor wants to continue performing for Aston Villa

In recent years, Gabriel Agbonlahor has failed to score goals on a consistent basis for Aston Villa.


The English attacker has managed to get plenty of time in the pitch as a member of the 1st team but despite the plethora of minutes that Agbonlahor is and has been getting in Aston Villa; he has not been able to prove his worth in the battle field.

The veteran English forward has recently even gone through a goal drought which extends for over 1 year but during Aston Villa’s English Championship League match against Birmingham City which was played on April 23 of 2017, Agbonlahor was the only player who scored a goal in this game as he ended his dry spell of goals.

This goal that Gabriel Agbonlahor does not really make an impact to Aston Villa as they are safely above the relegation zone and reaching a promotion spot is already out of their realm of possibility, so this goal and victory does not have any significant influence towards the end of the season for Aston Villa but nonetheless, it still was hugely symbolic for Agbonlahor as he even went on to his social media instagram account and said:

“On a personal note it’s been a bad few years for me on the pitch but I’m only looking forward now to many more games for this great club’’

‘’P.s Sunday was my favorite goal in all my derby games.”

Gabriel Agbonlahor was recently being linked with a potential move to another club, rumors were suggesting that the 30 year old attacker could be interested or that he was thinking about making a move to the MLS but with this message that Agbonlahor released on his social media account, it seems like he wants Free Bets Now to continue performing for Aston Villa.