Villa ready to welcome Olsen
Aston Villa’s move to Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen is in the “final stage” according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.
Claret and Blue are eager to add a third goalkeeper to their books to add more backup to Jade Steer and Amy Martinez.
And Roma boss Jose Mourinho has favored Villa head coach Steven Gerrard approving his departure, which has seen him agree to end Olsen’s loan move to Sheffield United.
It is set to pave the way for Olsen to join Villa on personal terms, all agreed on a deal by the end of the season.
Romano said on Twitter: “Robin Olsen from Sheffield to Aston Villa is now in the final stages, agreement reached. Final details to be resolved.”
“AS Roma will cancel the loan given to Sheffield and then allow Olsson to join Aston Villa until the end of the season. Olsen has already agreed personal terms with Villa.”
Former Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenney asked the Blades to agree to end Olsen’s loan so that he could seal his switch.
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United’s Ronaldo worries
Manchester United have been sweating Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness after he reportedly quit training ahead of their clash against Aston Villa.
Ralph Rangnick’s men are ramping up their preparations for Saturday’s visit to Villa Park after ousting Steven Gerrard’s men from the FA Cup at Old Trafford last weekend.
Scott McTominay’s first-half header was enough to separate the two teams in a thrilling encounter that would have Villa working hard to lose.
Ronaldo missed that game with a minor injury but looked set to return for this weekend’s fixture.
However, as reported by Sun The Portuguese may now have doubts about the game after he left training with a thigh injury on Thursday morning.
The report said the FA Cup was a “separate problem” from the injury being ruled out of the tie and that it was “raised in training”.
Ronaldo is said to have been assessed by United’s medical team before going home and using his personal oxygen chamber that helps him recover from the injury.
Savage’s Villa message for Newcastle
Robbie Savage has told Newcastle United how Steven Gerrard’s appointment at Aston Villa underscores the “value” of hiring a big-name manager.
Villa head coach Gerrard pulled back two sensational transfers in January, landing Philippe Coutinho and then for Everton’s Lucas Digne in a £25m swoop.
And with Villa linked with a move for Brighton midfielder Yves Bisouma, there are signs Villa can expect an exciting end to the January window.
Conversely, and despite being backed by funds from Saudi owners, Newcastle have signed Kieran Trippier and paid Burnley £25m to sign Chris Wood.
And Savage says Newcastle are looking into why Gerrard’s legacy as former Liverpool and England captain enabled him to pull off two incredible deals.
i said Mirror : “Steven Gerrard’s brilliant business in the transfer window at Aston Villa underscores the value of a big-name manager.”
Galatasaray has reportedly started talks with Aston Villa over a move to tresguet.
According to hardcore, winger transfer continues , the schedule , Previously associated with Turkish club.
It is unclear whether Galatasari wants the Egypt international’s switch to be a permanent deal or a loan, but he remains on the sidelines of Steven Gerrard’s squad.
And this has fueled speculations about their future as Fanatic revealed that talks have already started.
Trezeguet has made 64 appearances but only one appearance in the Premier League this season, and with the arrival of Philippe Coutinho, he will certainly be sliding further down the pecking order.
As per reports, Galatasaray is in the process of raising funds to complete the deal and this could lead to their exit in transfers which could go over the wire.
Speaking about Trezeguet’s future today, Villa head coach Gerrard said, “Trageguet has a unique position,” said Gerrard. “He’s been out for seven months or so. He’s back and clearly did a small cameo and went to the African Cup of Nations.”
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