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O'Neill: My summer signings make Villa better equipped than ever

05 Sep 2009 01:23:21

O'Neill: My summer signings make Villa better equipped than ever

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill believes he has assembled a stronger squad thanlast season, claiming he 'couldn't be more pleased' with his summer signings. Villa spent £40m before the transfer window closed on Tuesday in capturing Stewart Downing (£12m), Stephen Warnock (£8m), Fabian Delph (£6m), Richard Dunne (£6m), James Collins (£5m) and Habib Beye (£3m). And, even though O'Neill lost the services of key players in skipper Martin Laursen and midfielder Gareth Barry, he is confident Villa are equipped for the challenges ahead. Future promise; Delighted Villa boss Martin O'Neill believes his new signings, like £8m recruit Fabian Delph, make his side better equipped than ever before O'Neill said: 'Am I happy with my overall business? I couldn't be more pleased. I think we have strengthened the side. It's been very pleasing indeed.  Rough justice suits Villa winger Ashley Young on his route to successO'Neill fears injured Villa defender Davies requires shoulder surgeryRaging Richard Dunne blasts Man City after being forced out to Aston VillaMilner: I've had a dozen bosses - I just hope I don't jinx Martin O'Neill at Villa!ASTON VILLA FC


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