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West Ham Want £10million for NRC?

West Ham Want £10million for NRC?

Nigel Reo-Coker says that Villa have bagged a star with the signing of Ashley Young and says he could be a big player for England in the European Under-21 Championships.

Young joins up with Gary Cahill and hopefully soon to be Villa team mate NRC to play the Czech Republic on Monday. Reo-Coker says of the former Watford player on the FA site:

'Ashley's debut in Switzerland was long overdue, but he's been given a chance now and has taken it. He has done very well for the Under-21s and his move to Aston Villa is a massive loss for Watford. He is so talented and is a player that I remember playing against in the Championship. Ashley is a very gifted, team player and can create and score goals.'

And on Villa defender Gary Cahill he added:

'Gary joined up with the squad for the Spain game. Although I didn't get the chance to really get to know him I have played against him before and know he's a very good defender, tall and powerful.'

He also says he is staying clear of transfer issues and focusing on England at the moment. Reports today in the News of the World suggest that West Ham are holding out for £10million for their midfield captain after Villa targeted him at around £7million.

NRC said in The Times:

'My main focus is on England's Under 21s. We're going to try and win the tournament and that's all I'm thinking about at the moment. Everything else that happens will take care of itself. I've been in the Under 21s for a while and it's the best bunch of players I've been with. Everyone has played at least half a season in the Premiership and we've got so many talented individuals.'

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday June 10 2007
Time: 5:18PM


I don't think we should be held to ransom on coco. He's disruptive at worst, maybe scapegoated on form earlier in season but few said his attitude wasn't worthy of WHU shirt. We're the ones who should hold out for a decent price on such a potential risk.
10/06/2007 18:04:00
Only getting the WHam side of the story at the moment, seems a good player and at only 23 got his best years ahead of him. Dont' want to be held to ransom I agree but the trouble is, if you want to beat other clubs to the punch, you often have to pay over the odds. Ashley Young for instance was hardly cheap, although being the Jan transfer window also made a difference.
The Fear
10/06/2007 18:11:00
True that. In MON we trust, but is he really a better prospect than our young, gardner? Living up north i don't get to games but i read pretty much every article i can find on the villa, watch as many highlights as i can and it seems that some of our own prospects are highly regarded enough to not need to take these gambles.
10/06/2007 18:14:00
I agree that we should not be held to ransom. Having said that, we don't know for sure whats going on. My guess would be that WHU are waiting for an auction to start! If this is the case I think MON should concentrate on his other targets and let them stew for a while, afterall they are not going to want to keep an unhappy player. It seems like a game of bluff, I think we should call theirs if this is the case! Anyway, it's early days yet and I don't think we should be paying over the odds for any player when there are so many out there to choose from.
10/06/2007 18:44:00
£10 mil simply too much, i would like to see him at villa but not at that price. i think we would persuede ajax to sell sneijder for that price.
10/06/2007 18:55:00
For 10 mil they can keep him
10/06/2007 19:05:00
I think we should offer £7mill cash and add ons (10%sell on £1mill if makes england appearnce £500k if we make europe and appearences and goals scored add ons that would be good busines from the villa! UTV!
10/06/2007 20:10:00
fear has it spot on,we will more likely have 2 pay over the odds like ashley's transfer,but for how far we are willing 2 go over them is depending on martin's want/need of the actual player who its for,at the same time though it is important not to go over them that much.the prime example is ashley's transfer in jan,think we all thought way too much,but look at it now and it seems a fair price if not pretty cheap for a 21 year old who has everything to be one of the best players in english football for many years in my eyes. in martin we trust. UTV
Belfast Villain
10/06/2007 20:36:00
West Ham paid 7.5 Million quid for Matty Mupson so its no wonder they rate NRC at 10 million. Clueless, maybe thats Icelandic dollars.
10/06/2007 20:50:00
But on reflection 10 million for an established Premiership player currently England U21 Captain,,,,,,,,,, make is sound more reasonable.
10/06/2007 21:50:00
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