Transfers

Major player transfers into and out of Aston Villa since August 2006 shown in chronological order by season. To create a consistent division between years, a season is considered to run from the 1st of July until the 30th of June. January transfers are shown in italics to distinguish them from the transfers during the summer window.

Reported transfer fees can vary significantly and are becoming increasingly difficult to know in any way at all. The figures used here should therefore be considered “best guess” and are generally based on the most persistently reported fees until more accurate information is discovered. The figures should also represent the capitalised amount and do not include any loan fees or “add-ons”.

Notes are included at the foot of the page where an explanation is relevant.

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2014/15

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
15/08/14 Carlos Sánchez 4,500,000 Elche
08/08/14 Aly Cissokho 2,000,000 Valencia
06/08/14 Samir Carruthers  TBC MK Dons
11/07/14 Kieran Richardson Free Fulham
    6,500,000 0 £6.5m Net

2013/14

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
10/06/14 Joe Cole Free N/A
10/06/14 Jordan Bowery 165,000 Rotherham
05/06/14 Philippe Senderos Free N/A
20/05/14 Marc Albrighton Released N/A
20/05/14 Nathan Delfouneso   Released N/A
20/05/14 Andras Stieber Released N/A
20/05/14 Aidan Grant   Released N/A
14/01/14 Stephen Ireland   Free Stoke
02/09/13 Barry Bannan   1,750,000 Crystal Palace
02/09/13 Libor Kozak 5,000,000   Lazio
01/07/13 Jed Steer 450,000 Norwich
22/06/13 Brett Holman Released N/A *
20/06/13 Antonio Luna 1,500,000   Sevilla
18/06/13 Nicklas Helenius 1,750,000 Aalborg BK
13/06/13 Leandro Bacuna 850,000 Groningen
13/06/13 Jores Okore 4,000,000 Nordsjælland
07/06/13 Aleksandar Tonev 2,700,000 Lech Poznań
    16,250,000 1,915000 £14.34m Net

2012/13

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
30/06/13 Stiliyan Petrov   Retired N/A
05/06/13 Jean II Makoun   1,700,000 Rennes *
05/06/13 Derrick Williams   Released N/A
05/06/13 Daniel Devine   Released N/A
05/06/13 Courtney Cameron   Released N/A
05/06/13 John Barton   Released N/A
05/06/13 Calum Barrett   Released N/A
05/06/13 Andy Marshall   Released N/A
05/06/13 Eric Lichaj   Released N/A
05/06/13 Richard Dunne   Released N/A
31/01/13 Stephen Warnock   Free Leeds Utd
31/01/13 Yacouba Sylla 1,750,000   Clermont Foot
31/08/12 Christian Benteke 7,000,000   Genk
31/08/12 Ashley Westwood 2,000,000   Crewe
31/08/12 Jordan Bowery 500,000   Chesterfield
29/08/12 Joe Bennett 2,500,000   Middlesbrough
01/08/12 Ron Vlaar 3,200,000   Feyenoord
01/08/12 James Collins   2,500,000 West Ham
16/07/12 Brad Guzan Free N/A
06/07/12 Matt Lowton 3,000,000 Sheffield Utd
01/07/12 Karim El Ahmadi 2,000,000 Feyenoord
01/07/12 Brett Holman Free AZ Alkmaar
    21,950,000 4,200,000 £17.75m Net

2011/12

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
23/05/12 Seb Jenkins   Released N/A
23/05/12 Darious Darkin   Released N/A
23/05/12 Matthew Coton   Released N/A
23/05/12 Richard Bryan   Released N/A
23/05/12 Reece Caira   Released N/A
23/05/12 Charlie Ward   Released N/A
23/05/12 Connor Taylor   Released N/A
23/05/12 Ebby Nelson Addy   Released N/A
23/05/12 Emile Heskey   Released N/A
23/05/12 Brad Guzan   Released N/A
23/05/12 Carlos Cuellar   Released N/A
02/02/12 Habib Beye   Released N/A
27/01/12 Shane Lowry   250,000 Millwall
01/01/12 Enda Stevens 220,000   Shamrock Rovers
31/08/11 Alan Hutton 3,000,000   Tottenham
27/08/11 Luke Young 2,000,000 QPR
27/08/11 Jonathan Hogg 300,000 Watford
29/07/11 Charles N’Zogbia 9,500,000 Wigan
18/07/11 Shay Given 4,000,000 Man City
15/07/11 Stewart Downing 20,000,000 Liverpool
    16,720,000 22,550,000 £-5.83m Net

2010/11

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
30/06/11 Brad Friedel Free Tottenham
23/06/11 Ashley Young 17,000,000 Man Utd
27/05/11 Calum Flanagan Released N/A
27/05/11 Ellis Deeney Released N/A
27/05/11 Durrell Berry Released N/A
27/05/11 Harry Forrester Released N/A
27/05/11 Arsenio Halfhuid Released N/A
27/05/11 Isaiah Osbourne Released N/A
27/05/11 Moustapha Salifou Released N/A
27/05/11 Robert Pires Released N/A
27/05/11 John Carew Released N/A
27/05/11 Nigel Reo-Coker Released N/A
28/01/11 Curtis Davies   3,500,000 Birmingham
18/01/11 Darren Bent 18,000,000   Sunderland
15/01/11 Jean II Makoun 6,000,000   Lyon
07/01/11 Steve Sidwell   500,000 Fulham
07/01/11 James Collins (Jnr)   ? Shrewsbury
18/11/10 Robert Pires Free N/A
03/09/10 Andy Marshall Free N/A
18/08/10 Stephen Ireland 8,000,000 Man City
18/08/10 James Milner 26,000,000 Man City
09/08/10 Nicky Shorey 1,500,000 West Brom
17/07/10 Marlon Harewood Released N/A
    32,000,000 48,500,000 £-16.5m Net

2009/10

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
24/06/10 Stephen O’Halloran Free Coventry City
06/06/10 Andy Marshall Released N/A
26/01/10 Craig Gardner   3,500,000 Birmingham
01/09/09 James Collins 5,000,000 West Ham
01/09/09 Richard Dunne 6,000,000 Man City
27/08/09 Stephen Warnock 8,000,000 Blackburn
12/08/09 Andy Marshall Free N/A
07/08/09 Habib Beye 2,500,000 Newcastle
04/08/09 Fabian Delph 8,000,000 Leeds Utd
25/07/09 Zat Knight 4,000,000 Bolton
21/07/09 Sam Williams Free Yeovil Town
16/07/09 Stuart Downing 12,000,000 Middlesbrough
    41,500,000 7,500,000 £34m Net

2008/09

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
23/06/09 Stuart Taylor Free Man City
02/06/09 Gareth Barry 12,000,000 Man City
01/06/09 Martin Laursen Retired N/A
23/01/09 Emile Heskey 3,500,000   Wigan
03/01/09 Wayne Routledge   600,000 QPR
30/08/08 James Milner 12,000,000 Newcastle
22/08/08 Shaun Maloney 2,500,000 Celtic
12/08/08 Carlos Cuellar 7,800,000 Rangers
08/08/08 Luke Young 5,000,000 Middlesbrough
07/08/08 Nicky Shorey 4,000,000 Reading
01/07/08 Olof Mellberg Free Juventus
01/08/08 Brad Guzan 600,000 Chivas USA
26/07/08 Brad Friedel 2,000,000 Blackburn
10/07/08 Steve Sidwell 5,000,000 Chelsea
04/07/08 Eric Lund Free IFK Gothenborg
04/07/08 Damian Bellon Free FC Vaduz
03/07/08 Curtis Davies 8,000,000 West Brom
    47,900,000 15,100,000 £32.8m Net

2007/08

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
01/06/08 Thomas Sorensen Released N/A
01/06/08 Patrik Berger Released N/A
28/05/08 Luke Moore 3,000,000 West Brom
30/01/08 Wayne Routledge 1,250,000   Tottenham
30/01/08 Gary Cahill   5,000,000 Bolton
31/08/07 Moustapha Salifou 50,000 FC Wil
30/08/07 Liam Ridgewell 2,000,000 Birmingham
29/08/07 Zat Knight 3,500,000 Fulham
01/08/07 Eric Djemba-Djemba Released N/A
19/07/07 Lee Hendrie Free Sheffield Utd
17/07/07 Marlon Harewood 4,000,000 West Ham
05/07/07 Steven Davis 4,000,000 Fulham
05/07/07 Nigel Reo-Coker 8,500,000 West Ham
01/07/07 Robert Olejnik Free Falkirk
    17,300,000 14,000,000 £3.3m Net

2006/07

Date Player Fee Paid (£) Fee Received (£) To/From Club
27/06/07 Aaron Hughes 1,000,000 Fulham
08/06/07 Gavin McCann 1,000,000 Bolton
31/05/07 Chris Sutton Released N/A
31/05/07 Mark Delaney Released N/A
30/05/07 Stephen Henderson Free Bristol City
25/05/07 Jlloyd Samuel Free Bolton
17/04/07 Juan Pablo Angel Free New York Red Bulls
31/01/07 Shaun Maloney 1,000,000   Celtic
25/01/07 Paul Green   Free Lincoln
23/01/07 Ashley Young 9,650,000   Watford
22/01/07 John Carew Swap   Lyon
22/01/07 Milan Baros   Swap Lyon
11/01/07 Peter Wittingham   350,000 Cardiff
11/01/07 Didier Agathe   Released N/A
03/10/06 Chris Sutton Free Birmingham
12/09/06 Didier Agathe ? Celtic
30/08/06 Stilian Petrov 6,500,000 Celtic
25/08/06 Ulises De la Cruz Free Reading
22/08/06 Kevin Phillips 700,000 West Brom
    17,150,000 3,050,000 £14.1m Net

Notes

John Carew arrived at Aston Villa in a straight swap deal, Milan Baros headed to Lyon in exchange.

Curtis Davies joined Aston Villa on 31st July 2007, but his first season was actually a loan; the full transfer from West Brom the following year is shown above with a fee of £8m. Higher amounts are often attributed to this transaction, but it’s assumed that loan fees for the first season may well be included.

Stephen Ireland was a makeweight in the deal taking James Milner to Man City. The transfer values shown above are the valuations agreed by the two clubs; the actual transaction saw just the net £18m change hands and the two players swap clubs.

Darren Bent joined Aston Villa for £18m with add-ons rising to £24m.

Jean II Makoun joined Olymiacos on 29th August 2011 on a season long loan with an option to purchase. The financial details are believed to include a £1.5m fee during 2011/12 (including wages) with the option to buy set at £3m at the end of the season.

* Makoun joined Rennes on a season long loan deal for the 2012/13 season, again with an option to buy at the end of the season which the French club exercised. Details of the deal haven’t emerged so an estimate of the fee based on the player’s residual value has been included.

* Brett Holman‘s contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

* Norwich were awarded £450,000 compensation for Jed Steer by the Professional Football Compensation Committee in January 2014.

Last updated: Aug 20, 2014