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Ashley Young Transfer Talk

Ashley Young Transfer Talk

According to The Sun, Watford will allow 21-year-old Ashley Young leave but only if the £9.65million bid that West Ham put in is matched.

Seems Young doesn't want a move to West Ham and according to this report has snubbed the Hammers but chairman Graham Simpson says the England under-21 attacking midfielder will be allowed to depart for a similar sum.

Reports suggest that Young would like a move to Spurs but has also been linked to Aston Villa with Martin O'Neill in desperate need of re-inforcements following a spell of 12 games with no wins.

According to the Times Spurs aren't as hot on the transfer and with other reports suggesting both Wayne Routledge and Calum Davenport, players Martin Jol would have been prepared to use as makeweights in a deal, aren't willing to move to Watford.

That could leave Aston Villa in the driving seat and again according to the Times, met with the player last week.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday January 17 2007
Time: 11:47AM


oi ya buggers, I'm not out of the office until 2pm, sod orf!
The Fear
17/01/2007 11:50:00
This goes to show how vastly overpriced English players are. I would agree with O'Neill that clubs are holding certain over clubs to ransom.
still skeggy
17/01/2007 11:50:00
Thought wed signed him for a second - damn
17/01/2007 11:57:00
so, if we wnt him we are going to have to pay 10mil for him. A record for the club for an unproven 21 yr old. The world's gone mad I tell ye!!
17/01/2007 11:57:00
Fantastic article though, the best ive seen for a long time, well done to all involved ;)
17/01/2007 11:58:00
With all the focus on Young I would not surprise me if we did not sign him for the stupid amount of 9.65 million but a player from far far away came in instead, Watford are taking the urine asking for so much money. I know its a sellers market but .........
17/01/2007 12:10:00
It's a ridiculous fee. He's done no better, no worse than our very own Gabby in my opinion. Would we get £10million for Gabby? I very much doubt it. We'd probably get £5 million max and I believe that to be Youngs true value too.
17/01/2007 12:11:00
9m - i would rather pay 5.5 for Barton and give him a 3.5m contract. Or maybe Ledley King, robbie keane, bent, govou, carew, SWP the list goes on!
17/01/2007 12:12:00
no offence to the lad though its not his fault West Ham are throwing their money around like idiots (theres always one). He would be very welcome if we did sign him.
17/01/2007 12:30:00
Id be happy if we signed him (or anyone old joe for that matter) but we could get at least 2 experienced players for that price. Weve got enough youngsters. But watford are fools, yeah hes good but theyre only letting him go for a way too inflated price, only to shut down a good offer. Just like Bale at Southampton. Two ***** teams, who could sell them for a reasonable price and buy mostly a whole different team. But this young bloke ive never even noticed, but then i dont really bother watching watford games when theyre on, too um... whats the word...*****, yeah thats it...*****
17/01/2007 14:02:00
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