Aston Villa - Boro Confirm Fee Agreed For Luke Young.
UK time is: 13:53:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Boro Confirm Fee Agreed For Luke Young.

The official Middlesbrough site has confirmed that Luke Young is in talks with Aston Villa after the clubs agreed a fee for the right-back.

They say: The player is expected to start negotiations this morning at the West Midlands club.

How gutted would you be if you were a Boro fan or Gareth Southgate with a player coming in one season and wanting out the next?

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 7 2008

Time: 11:15AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Good news. Hope the fee's not ridiculous though for a 29-year old. Good solid defender and good going forward.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 11:20:00

great news to be honest, i dont care how much, its a right back, thats was so desperately needed! get shorey in too and our defence is looking stronger than last season. Friedel in goal, MON is sorting out the leaky goals that were conceded
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 11:25:00

Good signing,29 is not old by the way.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 11:32:00

Really happy about this. He's a very good attacking right back something we've note seen for at least 3 years. Agree to get Shorey in too and we will be stronger at the back.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 11:39:00

i thought xmas was months away, thank you santa!!
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 11:43:00

shorey too!!!! they are spoiling us
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 11:43:00

Wasn't saying 29 was old, I am almost there myself, it's just £5mil may be a bit on the pricey side. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy! Much better than having CG on the right in all due respect, and he can now concentrate on becoming a quality midfielder. Shorey is also solid although sometimes a bit slow, although Bouma's not the quickest anyway. We're more than compensated on the left with Ashley's pace! Good news all round!
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 11:54:00

It looks like the Generals words have had the required effect and kick started the transfer merrygoround. If the report from the Canaries is true, that we have bid for Dean Ashton and Anton Ferdinand for a total of £25m, then we are well on our way to building a competive team. The only question is why has it taken so long, they were all there six weeks ago. I hope it is because MON was waiting to see how the youngsters shaped up before commiting to the big spend.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 12:00:00

I doubt the truth in the case of Ferdinand and Ashton but both are decent enough players. Chuffed with the addition of both Young and Shorey. Both solid full backs with competent capabilities in defence and going forward. Great business.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 12:17:00

I get the feeling that MON was holding out for maybe another right back and that has now fallen though so he's gone for plan B. Either way - it's a signing!!! Praise the lord! (As long as he does sign.....)
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 12:24:00

I can't think of much worse than paying 25m for Ashton and Ferdinand, I heard Spurs were looking at a 20m bid for Ashton and I nearly choked on my pi ss, joke of a price tag for a fairly standard player.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 12:54:00

Id be over the moon with Ashton. How much would he cost though 15m?
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 12:56:00

PTP - you nearly choked on your pi ss? What were you doing drinking pi ss?
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 13:19:00

Hahahaha! Was it a piece of pi ss?
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 14:36:00

True Obediah, I thought the Generals words would have hindered MON but it looks like other players are now choosing us over Sunderland and Pompey. Maybe because it is known that there is monies around
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 14:38:00

Think the two signings will be awesome, at least we will have a proper defence next year. Gardner hopefully will then be given te chance in midfield, really really happy with this. Next is the right side of midfield, someone who will give ash a little room on the left, or someone similar to him and they can swap during the game, that always drives defenders nuts. But so far so good, See dont now what I was worried about!!!! Clean underpants and witha bit of luck they will be intact!!!!!
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 15:22:00

2 great signings (I hope) today, really strengthens our defensive line, and with Davies just about back as well, + two new GKs, things are looking much much better at the back. As regards Ashton and Ferdinand, I'd love to have them both for 25million - both very good players!
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 15:29:00

Obediah - does anything ever satisfy you. I think if we were to hear that SWP and De La Red had been signed, you'd find something to criticise and complain that we should have signed them 2 months ago.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 17:05:00

Villan444 - I think it's the other way round. Krulay new what was in the wind and felt comfortable in giving us a little "confidence" injection by speculating good news was imminent. He's a cute cookie; otherwise he would have undoubtedly kept quiet.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 17:13:00

I think it's great that we were linked to Luke Young maybe 2 days ago topes and we sign him up now. Out of allllll the RB's we were linked too, he was never one of them this year and now that he is we sign him up instantly. Very strange. I'm happy though. 5mil is fine with me, if Lerner has the money why should we care about 5mil?
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 17:39:00

Get in there!!! A right back!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 21:08:00

I feel like a kid at Christmas after all the waiting I finally get a pressie!!!.This is good business 2 good English full backs for under £9M nice one MON.
Report Abuse
07/08/2008 23:00:00

MON is building a future England Xi. Not complaining about signings as he has proved us doubters (me included) all wrong and that targets were being chased. Who cares if they are not his first choice or not. Good reliable and honest players whom with MON guidance will hopefully regain an international callup. Now, who for RM? SWP maybe, or someone else?
holte ender 1969
Report Abuse
08/08/2008 05:58:00

Yes, forget how much the fee is Curteece. We need a right full back, he's a decent one, and seemingly available. The last thing we need to worry about right now is paying a few bob over the going rate. Start worrying about pocket change and we'll be another twelve months without a right back.
Report Abuse
08/08/2008 21:00:00

Two good signings wrapped up today. The Spanish sun clearly suits our Mart, lets send him over there more often. Hard to believe, a specialist right full back at long last.
Report Abuse
08/08/2008 21:02:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Vital Villa Player Of August 2015 (Thursday September 3 2015)

Brad Guzan Remains USA No 1... For Now (Thursday September 3 2015)

Sherwood Ready To Take The Praise Or Blame (Thursday September 3 2015)

Ilori Makes Move On Loan (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Bennett Gets Cherries Loan (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Lescott On Joining Boyhood Club (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Lescott, Bennett & Ilori (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 156
2. ClivetheVillan 125
3. The Fear 56
4. kefkat 55
5. Bonker 47
6. 1958Villan 37
7. BarosBarryBouma 25
8. hanboroughvilla 24
9. littleburtonvilla 22
10. goode9 21

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 4 1 2 1 1 5
10. Southampton 4 1 2 1 0 5
11. AFC Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 -1 4
12. Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 -1 4
13. Chelsea 4 1 1 2 -3 4
14. Norwich 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Noble Red Card Rescinded But……
» West Ham : 03/09/2015 13:02:00
Chelsea Had a Rival for Hector?
» Chelsea : 03/09/2015 12:55:01
The Vital Villa Player Of August 2015
» Aston Villa : 03/09/2015 12:45:01
On The Right Lines: According to Levy.
» Spurs : 03/09/2015 12:14:00
Got A Johnson Replica Shirt?
» Norwich : 03/09/2015 12:13:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Was The Summer Transfer Window For You!?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Excellent 26%
Good 65%
Average 7%
Poor 2%
Awful 0%