Since Habib Beye joined Aston Villa on 7th August last year for £2.5M, we’ve noticed he’s hardly ever been in the Villa first team.
Habib Beye – wants out at Villa
It now turns out that Beye wants to leave Aston Villa in the summer.
Steve Bruce, the Geordie manager, still tenuously in charge at Sunderland, tried to sign the Senegal International in January, but had a £1.5M bid turned down.
But Beye is one of the players who wanted to leave Newcastle when they were relegated last season, and he finally handed in a transfer request in early August, and was hardly complimentary to the owner Mike Ashley.
His transfer request followed the disastrous 6-1 defeat at Leyton Orient on 25th July, when there were reported arguments between players in the dressing room after the game, and Habib was one who decided the best thing to do was to get out.
Since we expect Mike Ashley still to be the owner of the club next season, we think it’s therefore unlikely that Beye will return to Newcastle, but we’re sure he’d love to come back.
Also the policy these days is to sign players who are 26 years old or younger and Habib is now 32.
The lads who stayed have done a terrific job so far this season, and they will be given every chance next season, should the club get promoted, and that’s only right.
But we still need at least four good players in the summer, and as far as strengthening the squad we know Habib would do just that.
But we suspect there may be bad blood between Habib and the Newcastle owner, at the very least.
So we don’t think this is a deal that will be done, because of the above logic, but we’ve been wrong before. 😀
What do you think?