Despite having played and scored at Villa Park on Saturday, James Milner will finally be moving to Manchester City for a reported fee of £26m. Aston Villa will in return receive Stephen Ireland and £16m from the Citizens. The 24-year old Milner has been one of the prized recruits of Roberto Mancini and the City machine ever since his arrival in January. Now that Ireland has agreed to move (along with his £1m bonus), the England international midfielder can join free-spending City. While Villa will certainly benefit from the influx of cash, and potentially from Stephen Ireland as well, it is becoming clear that Martin O’Neill was right, Villa is largely a feeder club for the big four.