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Tom Carroll reveals Tammy Abraham urged him to join Aston Villa

Tom Carroll has revealed that Tammy Abraham played his role in convincing him to join Aston Villa before the transfer deadline. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur graduate was a surprise signing for the west Midlands side and the move was finalised with just three minutes before the transfer deadline on Thursday.

Speaking on club’s YouTube channel thereafter, Carroll said that the deal was actually in the pipeline from the beginning of the month, though there was not much speculation regarding the same in the media. He added that Abraham also persuaded him to join the Villains after saying fond words about the promotion hopefuls.

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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO MICAH RICHARDS?

Former Manchester City star Micah Richards was expected to reach the greatest heights in world football. The imposing right back was a revelation for the growing powerhouses in search of their first Premier League title.

Joining the Manchester City academy in 2001, he broke into the first team just four years later. Making his debut in the 2005/2006 season, he racked up 16 appearances, scoring one goal.

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Dean Smith speaks about Tammy Abraham’s England chances

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has spoken about a possible recall for Tammy Abraham with the England national side after continuing his good run of form against Middlesbrough on the road. The Villains have been one of the in-form teams since the beginning of November and they continued the good run against Tony Pulis’ men over the weekend where they picked up a 3-0 win.

Following the game, Smith said that Abraham may only be plying his trade with the Under 21s at the moment but it may be long before he makes the jump into the senior squad with the current run of form, he told: “Tammy Abraham is playing for England U21s at the moment and is and around that. Whether he gets to go and play for the full team or gets a call up, who knows? All he can do is keep working hard and do what he is doing with us. “He has made people sit up and take note by scoring seven goals in four games.”

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RICHARDS NEARS VILLA COMEBACK

Former England international, Micah Richards is on the verge of making a return to the Aston Villa first team, having been sidelined for almost two years.

Richards has not made a single appearance for The Lions since October 2016 and had been placed on a special training regime to help ease his return to the side and improve his fitness after a persistent knee injury.

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Dwight Yorke confirms interest in Aston Villa job

Former Aston Villa star Dwight Yorke has revealed that he is interested in becoming the next Villains boss after Steve Bruce was sacked from the position. Bruce had been the subject of criticism from a section of the supporters after helping the club to just one league win from the previous nine Championship matches and this eventually saw him being axed from his position.

Since then, a number of high-profile names including Thierry Henry and David Moyes have been associated with the role but speaking to Sky Sports, Yorke has admitted that he has submitted his resume for the vacancy, he said: “I’ve made the necessary move and I’ve sent in my CV and I’m actually trying to make contact with the chief executive of the football club. I’m doing everything on my side to make sure I’m given that opportunity to speak to them.It’s a job I’m 100% interested in, I’ve made it very clear I’d like to speak to the football club.Whether that happens or not I’m still waiting on a telephone call.”

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Micah Richards Released From Aston Villa

Micah Richards the 30-year-old former star of Fiorentina and Manchester City was last seen featured in October 2016. He was seen in the match where Villa drew 1-1 with Wolves.  The player is now all set to be released by Aston Villa. He will be released without playing.

During his tenure with Aston Villa, Richards played 65 minutes of the Championship clash. He was seen last in the squad of club in September 2017. In this match, the player was the unused substitute. The club lost the match with the score 2-0 defeat opposite Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup.

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MCCORMACK AND RICHARDS KEEP GETTING PAID WITHOUT WORK

Aston Villa fans are angry at the fact that exiled players Ross McCormack and Micah Richards are getting full payments despite not playing. It seems Steve Bruce is hoping their contract run out following comments after the win at Burton Albion on Saturday.

He said the only time some players can leave is when others want them. And a consideration in that is how much the players earn, according to their contract. He added that Aston Villa was “a big club and people have earned big money.” He said the club would be looking to keep players they want and let others move on. On those that want to move on but have huge salaries, then waiting for the contract to run out is the obvious choice.

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Agbonlahor And Richards Working Hard To Stay In Shape

Aston Villa legend Micah Richards and Gabriel Agbonlahor are making the rounds online as their fitness work out videos circulate. The forgotten Villa stars were taped working on their boxing skills at the club gym.

Together they have over 500 Premier League appearances under the belt. However, they have struggled to remain relevant this term, playing only a combined 252 minutes in the senior team. While Richards is yet to be named in a Championship game, Agbonlahor has featured six times. Richards really has not played since October 15, 2016.

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Fans want Richards out

If there is one player that Aston Villa fans are disappointed in and want out is Micah Richards. Aston Villa is currently in a financial mess, and they will have to sell players before being able to sing new players.

Fans have stated in a poll that if there is a player that they want out of their team is Micah Richards. This is a surprising news for a player that was touted at a young age to become a world-class player.

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RICHARDS PARTING WAYS WITH VILLA

Counting from October 15 of 2016 until the time of writing this article, which is October 26 of 2017, that’s a time-lapse of over 1 year where the English defender has not made a single competitive appearance for his club Aston Villa.

The last time that Micah Richards represented Aston Villa in an actual match was against Wolverhampton back on October of 2016 and from there on out, Richards has had to settle with a place on the sidelines as an unused substitute player.