No offers yet for Alpay

Last updated : 28 August 2002 By Holtender
Alpay sustained an ankle injury while on international duty last week and will again be missing from the Villa squad for Wednesdays home fixture with Manchester City.

And, as the countdown to the August 31st transfer deadline continues, Taylor told the club's official website: “There hasn’t been a single offer.”

“I don’t know what will happen this week, but Alpay was nominated in the top-16 players in the World Cup and there’s not been a phone call about him.

“For me that represents what is happening, not just in this country, but throughout Europe. Slowly some players may come to realise that it’s not quite as easy as they thought to get moves that suit them.

“Undoubtedly his agent’s been working very hard behind the scenes, which I’m aware of. In account of how much his agent has been working, I am surprised there hasn’t been an offer or a club on the phone. But there hasn’t been.”