Spurs and Man Utd Step Up Young Chase

December 27, 2010 by
Filed under: Transfer News 

Despite repeated rejections from the Villa board and manager stating that the club may have to cash in on Ashley Young, more reports have been circulating that the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham will make January moves in an attempt to force Villa’s arm in the matter. For the third season in a row it has been suggested that the club will offload their best player, after worryingly similar scenarios transpired with regards to Gareth Barry and James Milner. With player power growing ever more significant in the game it seems that many look to allow their contracts to run in order to mastermind their desired wages or destinations and Ashley Young looks set to join the list. With 18 months left on his contract the Villa winger is in an ideal position to manipulate a supposed desired move to one of the top four. Villa stated that they would sooner let his contract run out then sell him in January earlier in the month but this has not stopped countless rumours.

According to one source United are closing in on a deal worth £13m, significantly less than the £80m price tag Houllier suggested in recent times. That price is surely way-off unless Houllier wants to face the wrath of even more angry fans than he currently does. Perhaps more feasibly and interestingly to that matter, it has been suggested that Tottenham are lining up a player’s plus cash move although the last one involving Stephen Ireland hasn’t exactly payed off as yet. The likes of Robbie Keane, David Bentley, Niko Kranjcar and Jamie O’Hara have all been touted as potential make-weights in a deal for the 25-year-old with two from above plus cash most likely. The Sun reported that a source at Tottenham has said:

“It’s no secret Harry is a big fan of Ashley Young and would like to take him.

“So he’s hoping the likes of Keane and Bentley could tempt Villa into doing business.

“That way Houllier gets a proven goalscorer and a like-for-like replacement, not to mention a few bob to add to his own kitty.”

I’d certainly take Kranjcar and probably Bentley, still unsure about Keane and O’Hara but I did like the midfield man at Portsmouth. All four you’ve got a deal I reckon! Thoughts?…


8 Comments on Spurs and Man Utd Step Up Young Chase

  1. Kevtheyid on Mon, 27th Dec 2010 20:16
  2. What about we keep niko,and you have the rest+ 3million sounds fair to me

  3. guvnor on Mon, 27th Dec 2010 20:21
  4. Tbh spurs dnt need him, unless bale plays lb which is pointless cos he is soo good in midfield. If we were to go for him i would say keane n bentley straight swap or ohara, keane and 3mil. As is stands young would not get into the spurs team. Spurs need a striker or two. As for man utd, who gives a fuck! They are in decline and skint, luck will runout for them then boom, its tottenham time!

  5. steffan on Mon, 27th Dec 2010 20:51
  6. all four players plus cash may prise him away from us its doubtful we would sell to 4th place rivals spurs doesn’t make sense to do that but united seems a place i prefer him to go to if any club we could bank on some quality players + cash ? rather that 13m. young has no desire to be at spurs as A. rival club to Arsenal B. couldn’t cover his wage demands and C.Harry is a absaloute twat


  7. Polish Yido on Mon, 27th Dec 2010 22:13
  8. We dont need him. We need to sell Keane and get a proper striker, we’ve got plenty wingers. I think Lennon is better form anyway

  9. Arc kobi on Mon, 27th Dec 2010 22:18
  10. I think SAF Should go 4 Alexis Sanches cos he is better than Ashley young

  11. Tottenham101 on Mon, 27th Dec 2010 23:20
  12. Guvnor, man utd are unbeaten and sitting on top of the premiership with 2 games in hand. Young would be awesome there, as fergie would turn him into an amazing replacement for Giggs. I would definitely take him at spurs, he can both either wing and behind the front man, so the perfect replacement for injuries to our top attacking players, who do we want in reserve aclass player like young. Sorry villa, you should try and get kranjcar and o hara, they are the best two with more to show. Keane and bentley are going downhill.

  13. SpurredoninDublin on Tue, 28th Dec 2010 1:43
  14. I am getting fed up of these lazy journalists with stories about Modric and Bale being targets, and this story has been recycled so many times, it is in danger of boring us to death.

    No doubt Young is a good player, but for the money quoted, it would be like having three Rolls Royces in a 2 car garage if he came to Spurs, and lets face it, Krancjar is no mug either, and he can hardly ever get on the bench. I think if Young came to WHL, it would set the scene for some unhappiness in what is a team with probably the highest morale in the league. We don’t need him, and that is not an insult to him or Villa.

  15. Acton_Yid on Tue, 28th Dec 2010 11:42
  16. Does anyone here honestly think Young would get into the Spurs team ahead of either Bale or Lennon (at least on current form) ?!? No, exactly, so why would Spurs drop £20mil on a backup player ? Doesn’t make sense does it…”nothing to see, move along”.

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