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Djemba-Djemba to Stay?

Djemba-Djemba to Stay?

Steve Cotterill, according to the Offical Site is still hoping to secure the services of Eric Djemba-Djemba for next season.

These rumours were picked up at the weekend but a lot of Clarets fans thought the Premiership salaries potentially involved and the likely transfer fee would be out of our reach unless a season-long loan was an option. The loan option appears to be what the club have in mind but either way, if they can retain his services this will be a great coup and a boost for all Clarets fans.

The midfielder, signed on loan from Aston Villa in January this year has proved a big hit and he has contributed significantly to our recent run of form in April picking up a number of the fan's Man of the Match awards.He has made 14 appearances for the Clarets (with two as a substitute).

Cotterill hopes to bring the Cameroon international and former Manchester United player back to Turf Moor for the start of the 2007/08 season.

The manager had this to say about the 26-year-old:

'Djemba-Djemba has been fantastic and if there was any opportunity of keeping him I'd only be too delighted to have him.

'He has come in and definitely added something to us. He passes it as well as anybody has in my time here.'

Eric however is still under contract at Villa Park, and the Official Site itself states

'A season-long loan would appear to be the best option of landing Djemba-Djemba'

Lets hope we will see Eric lining up for a proper Claret & Blue team come August 2007!

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday April 30 2007
Time: 11:13AM

Comments

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Has he really made that big a difference? We could do with a replacement for Gavin McCann. I'd be surprised if O'Neill didn't bring him back for one last look before deciding his villa future.
murph
30/04/2007 11:17:00
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He's not Premiership quality and MON will be looking to bring in much better players over the summer. The proper Claret & Blue team (the original one, in the premiership with a European Cup in the trophy cabinet) will be setting their sights higher than Jumper-Jumper
Geordie_Villa
30/04/2007 11:30:00
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It was suggested that his old team mate, Roy Keane might be interested in him after seeing him a few times recently. He was at both televised Sky Games when we played WBA and of course Sunderland. Eric DJ-DJ impressed in both. I hope GV is right and the Villans lose interest along with Keane
turfmanphil
30/04/2007 12:57:00
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Steve Cotterill has reiterated his desire to keep Eric Djemba-Djemba at Turf Moor next season. The Clarets boss revealed he had spoken to Aston Villa counterpart Martin O'Neill regarding taking the Cameroon international on a long-term loan.He said: "I have spoken to Martin. I've also spoken to Eric and I think he would be happy to return here, which was pleasing. "But it's down to Martin and how he sees Eric's future at Aston Villa. "The difficult thing is to have a conversation with Martin when he's still in his season, but he knows my ideas and my thoughts. "We actually wouldn't be trying to send Eric back. We would look to retain him through the summer, give him a (fitness) programme and take it from there. "We'd like it to be a long-term loan. We're just hopeful on that one at the moment." We actually wouldn't be trying to send Eric back, we would look to retain him through the summer, give him a summer programme and take it from there."
turfmanphil
05/05/2007 07:48:00
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