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Ashley Young Sits Out Villa Game

Ashley Young Sits Out Villa Game

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According to The Sun Ashley Young won't play for Watford today as he considers a transfer to Villa Park.

They say Young, who turned down West Ham flat this week, is 'in two minds about Villa' adding that Spurs are still interested and he would prefer a move to White Hart Lane.

Martin O’Neill said: “I was very impressed with the lad when I met him but the irony is that we play Watford this weekend and that has complicated things. This is not a whim. I have seen Watford loads of times this season and when they see me coming they say ‘oh no, not again.’ I think we were the first people to bid and I hope we can do the deal. People might talk about the money but they said Cristiano Ronaldo was over-priced when he arrived at Manchester United for £12m and now he is worth quadruple that.'

Adding “You have to look at the value over the next four or five years. He has the ability to play for England. We are striving to improve our squad and I believe he can improve it. I would expect to know what is happening after the end of the game. I would much say everything was sorted but it’s happened so quickly and it might not materialise.”

Be interesting to see if Phil Bardsley makes his debut today at the expense of Aaron Hughes.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday January 20 2007
Time: 11:30AM

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Martin O'Neill has stated he will know if Ashley Young will be a Villa player or not by the time the Watford Teams coach leaves Villa Park tonight.
still skeggy
20/01/2007 11:38:00
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Nice comments from MON, what a legend! He really knows how to speak to the papers. He keeps his cards close to his chest and doesnt mess the fans around.
son_of_cher
20/01/2007 12:04:00
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I'd hope so, if the answer isn't forthcoming then it would be time to move on and get someone who is keen I'd have thought. Don't blame the lad assessing his options though, he is only young so this step is a massive one. Lucky bleeder.
The Fear
20/01/2007 12:04:00
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How much do reckon he'll be on a week if he joins?? 50k? I think a few others will want payrises if that happens.
son_of_cher
20/01/2007 12:09:00
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not a bad job really is it? £50-60k to play the game you love. I'm not bitter at all........! :(
The Fear
20/01/2007 12:14:00
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MON I would expect to know what is happening after the end of the game. Anyone on coach watch to see if he jumps onboard to return to Watford? I hope Villa comprehensivly beat Watford to help Young make his mind up.
col8
20/01/2007 12:29:00
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Never nind Young Im praying that Samual starts cos if hes not he might get angry and leave.That would be a disaster.
Pking
20/01/2007 12:38:00
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Do we really want a player who'd rather be somewhere else
Christo
20/01/2007 13:24:00
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On the level - my source informs me that Young is coming for 38k a week! No lies. Double stamp.
koolbill
20/01/2007 17:06:00
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Pking, I take it that was tongue in cheek - if not - bend over as I'm about to kick some butt.
koolbill
20/01/2007 17:07:00
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