Why Newcastle grudgingly sold James Milner to Aston Villa
James Milner was only sold to Aston Villa because Newcastle thought they could sign Bastian Schweinsteiger for the same money.
But having flogged Milner, the Magpies' hopes of landing Schweinsteiger were scuppered when they were quoted more than three times as much for the German star.
Former Toon coach Terry McDermott has lifted the lid on why Milner was allowed to leave St James' Park for Villa Park in August 2008.
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