Stewart Downing to be sold by Aston Villa
Nice to see a new manager really having an effect on his new club, making sure that the players are all taking what he says on board whilst really getting behind their new man for the start of the season.
Quotes from Alex McLeish on Stewart Downing:
7th July – “His performances last season were top-drawer. That’s why he’s not for sale.”
13th July – “I’ve spoken to Stewart, I’ve told him I don’t want to sell him.”
And then this morning there was an announcement that Stewart Downing would be sold to Liverpool.
It would be interesting to hear Darrent Bent’s thoughts on the matter. His club have now lost Ashley Young and Stewart Downing, the two principle creators for Bent last season.
It will be an interesting six weeks in the transfer window for Alex McLeish.