Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

United and Villa in Barnes switch

United and Villa in Barnes switch

United and Villa in Barnes switch

The January transfer window has only just opened but the Rams have been busy strengthening their squad. Young Rams midfielder Giles Barnes has been linked to a number of clubs including West Ham, Spurs and Aston Villa, and it`s reported he could be involved in a transfer triangle with Manchester United and Aston Villa.

Villa boss Martin O`Neil is a huge fan of the 19-year-old and he is still monitoring the Pride Park teenager, and he would be a perfect replacement if Gabriel Agbonlahor, who has been rumoured to be a target of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, leaves.

Paul Jewell would be reluctant to sell his young prized asset, who has been tipped to be a big star of the future, but he has said if the price is right for Derby County he will not stand in his way.

Barnes does fit the mould of a typical O'Neill target, and the Irishman has assembled an impressive array of young talent at the club and has developed the likes of Ashley Young, Agbonlahor and Craig Gardner, and Barnes would fit in at Villa Park.

Villa, who were linked with the Barking-born star last season, are yet to make an official approach for him and they will face stiff competition for his signature.

It seems Manchester United is contemplating a move for Villa Under-21 international, Agbonlahor, and if this happens Barnes will be off to Villa Park.

Agbonlahor has a contract at Villa until 2011, but it`s expected that a bid of around £15m would test Villa`s resolve - with the Rams looking at £6m for Barnes.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Tuesday January 8 2008
Time: 12:36PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I just keep imagining how good Barnes and Huddlestone would have been in the Premiership for you guys. Who's the next Derby player to come through?
Candid NCFC
08/01/2008 12:54:00
0
There would be uproar if Gabby was sold to United.
mackaavfc
08/01/2008 12:55:00
0
gabby wont be sold, its pure speculation. we are no longer a selling as we simply dont need the money. but if fergie would be prepared to part with £25m that would soften the blow. Anyway, how good is giles Barnes, I have to admit I havent seen alot of him, could he make it at the top level, what is his attitude like?
Stig
08/01/2008 13:17:00
0
sorry, i meant......''we are no longer a selling CLUB as we simply....''
Stig
08/01/2008 13:19:00
0
Its funny these rumours about gabby. If he leaves it won't be for at least 2 seasons. Its probably a rumour from tha tribal football site, maybe even sportingo. Anyway I'd have barnes off you anyday, hopefully we can sort something out. I'm sure you'd get a bit of money for him as he looks promising. UTV
PTP
08/01/2008 13:58:00
0
Sorry, but Gabby is going nowhere
kentvilla
08/01/2008 14:05:00
0
How good is he?
villavillavilla
08/01/2008 20:54:00
0
The only place Gabby is going, is to the very top with the midlands finest. He's a Villan thru and thru, one of us.
glensider
09/01/2008 02:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Vital MotM v. Sheffield Wednesday - Johnny Russell

Johnny Russell`s recent fine run of form continued as he was voted Vital Derby reader`s Man of the Match for the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Derby - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Derby be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Johnson Back In Contention

Bradley Johnson returned to training on Thursday and should be available for selection on Monday as Derby County travel to take on Brighton and Hove Albion.

Match Day Officials v Brighton (2/5/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Brighton this Monday.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Result v. Brighton?
Suggested By: MikeC
Brighton win0%
Draw100%
Derby win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

May 2 2016 2:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diddyram3