Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
U.S. keeper Guzan Targeted by Aston Villa
Soccer By Ives, January 28th, 2008 5:15PM

MOST READ


The tug of war over Brad Guzan has gotten more interesting: according to Soccer By Ives. English Premier League club Aston Villa has lodged in a $4 million bid for the Chivas USA goalkeeper, surpassing a $2 million offer from Glasgow Celtic and matching the fee Manchester United paid for former MetroStars keeper Tim Howard in 2003.

However, before any transfer could go through, Guzan would have to obtain a British work permit, which would be difficult considering his international record: Guzan has only played for the national team five times. England normally requires players to have appeared in 75 percent or more of their country's internationals over the past year as part of its criteria for handing out work permits. Sources tell SBI (without explaining why) that Guzan would probably have an easier time obtaining one in Scotland.    

The decision now rests with the Chivas USA keeper. Does he head to Villa Park to compete with Scott Carson for the No. 1 job at Aston Villa, or does he go play backup to Artur Boruc at Celtic? Both of the aforementioned are likely to depart this summer (Carson is on loan at Villa from Liverpool).

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
AC Milan Not for Sale, Owner Says     
AC Milan is not for sale, Finivest, the company controlled by Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi, said ...
German Anger at Schalke for Considering Russia Invitation    
German politicians on Thursday criticized Bundesliga giant Schalke 04 for considering an invitation to Russia to ...
Report: Chelsea Backs Mourinho Anfield Decision    
Chelsea has given Jose Mourinho the green light to field a team at Liverpool on Sunday ...
PSG Eyes Second-Successive Ligue 1 Title     
Paris Saint-Germain could seal its second-successive Ligue 1 title without kicking a ball if second-place AS ...
Platini: No Clubs Banned From Europe Next Season    
In an interview, UEFA President Michel Platini said that no clubs found in breach of financial ...
Ancelotti: Real Can Beat Anyone     
Carlo Ancelotti proclaimed that Real Madrid has no one to fear following his team's 1-0 win ...
German Press Reacts to Bayern's UCL Loss    
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola came in for some heavy criticism from the German media after ...
Reports: Messi Close to Barca Pay Raise    
According to reports in Spain, Lionel Messi is close to agreeing a contract extension with Barcelona ...
Scholes Named Man United Assistant Coach     
Paul Scholes on Wednesday was named as an assistant coach to interim Manchester United coach Ryan ...
FIFA Suspends Barca Transfer Sentence    
FIFA on Wednesday temporarily suspended the transfer ban handed to Barcelona for violating its rules regarding ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives