Birmingham news Gerrard responds to Chukwuemeka Chelsea transfer and makes Aston Villa vow PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has responded to Carney Chukwuemeka's Chelsea transfer after the midfielder refused to commit his long term future to the club. The 18-year-old has recently secured a £20 million move to join Thomas Tuchel's side ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season after starting just two games in the top flight of English football for Villa. Chukwuemeka had entered the final year of his deal and after showing no signs of signing the new contract offered to him by the hierarchy at Villa Park, chief executive Christian Purslow and sporting director Johan Lange cashed in on one of the most exciting prospects within world football. READ MORE: John McGinn makes fresh Aston Villa promise after huge Steven Gerrard call READ MORE: Richard Keys fires Steven Gerrard warning after Aston Villa's latest big transfer spend Speaking ahead of his team's opening fixture of the season tomorrow against Bournemouth, Gerrard commented on the Chukwuemeka transfer where he outlined how no one is as 'big as the club or the Academy' following the decision. He said: “I really enjoyed working with Carney, he’s obviously a big talent, someone who’s got big potential. "I think the Academy boys and when we came in, we worked ever so hard to work on his development and shape him, try and polish him up, so Chelsea are getting a big talent. We wish him well and we move forward.
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. "The door was open for a pathway for Carney, for sure, there was a lot of hard work and attention to try and get him signed up here, but I’m really happy I got the support from the owners, Christian and Johan, and we also needed to set a precedent that no-one is as big as the club or the Academy. "And if someone isn’t committed or prepared to commit to the club, the supporters and the journey then we have to give them the opportunity to go somewhere else.” What did you make of the Chukwuemeka transfer? Have your say in the comments section... READ NEXT: Aston Villa reveal squad numbers for 2022/23 Premier League campaign Bournemouth dealt double injury blow on eve of Aston Villa opener Matty Cash reveals what's happening 'behind the scenes at Bodymoor' as Aston Villa target success Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa demands revealed as Bournemouth clash approaches Aston Villa transfer news LIVE: Chukwuemeka Instagram post, Cash on Europe, Bournemouth team news
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