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October 29, 2019

Mel Eves exclusive: ‘Wolves turned down Villa bid for me’

Wolves favourite Mel Eves has revealed how he could have joined Aston Villa at the peak of their powers. The former striker, who won the League Cup with Wolves in 1980, says he was told of a bid from Villa Park in the months after Ron Saunders’s side won the League in 1981. By then, Eves had played against Villa regularly, and scored against them in a 3-1 home win in May 1978, and in a 2-1 away defeat in September 1980. But news of the offer came to Eves via an unusual source – not initially via the manager…