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Villa Transfer Talk - Young To Spurs?! LOL

Sometimes you just have to laugh!

The Sun reporter Pat Sheehan today suggests Spurs want Villa star Ashley Young and are prepared to swap him for David Bentley plus £8million in cash.

Get real!

The report says Martin O'Neill will be 'desperate' to hold on to the 23-year-old winger. With 3 years left on his contract, Villa don't need any desperation do they?

Never shy of being in the press talking about other teams players, Harry Redknapp already said this week he wanted Gareth £arry and now it appears he has set his sights on another Villa player. Hmmm!

Another report, this time in the Daily Mail say that Villa are looking to bid for Spurs midfielder Jermaine 'with an e' Jenas and they value the 26-year-old at £10million. He always looks decent to me. The Vital Spurs site call him Mr Marmite... for those that don't know, it means you either love him or hate him!

The same report says Villa are set to beat Wolves to the signing of Serbian midfielder Nenad Milijas. A report earlier in the week claimed the opposite! The report claims MON will travel to watch the player in the Serbia v Austria game tonight. Hmmm, isn't MON on holiday in America?

Meanwhile Middlesbrough chief executive Keith Lamb has told the press that they will sell England winger Stewart Downing if the price is right. Lamb told Sky Sports News: 'Who knows whether Stewart will be here in August. If he is he will be playing for us in the Championship. But if the right offer comes along he will be allowed to leave.' Downing is currently recovering from a foot injury he picked up in the game v Villa but Lamb is confident the 24-year-old will make a full recovery saying he is a good healer. Spurs, Villa, Manchester City and Manchester United... hang on, I could just link all the teams really, the press do!... have been linked with moves for the player.

Our latest poll asks what price you'd sell Ashley Young at if at all.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 6 2009

Time: 11:37AM

Your Comments

surprisingly I opted to sell him for 15m in your poll ;-) Personally I dont believe a word of this, but hayho we have nearly three months of this to go. which one will be next on the rumour mill. NRC to spurs? Carew to Spurs? Bale to Villa? or Bent to Villa? place your bets!!!
oxfordspur
surprisingly I opted to sell him for 15m in your poll ;-) Personally I dont believe a word of this, but hayho we have nearly three months of this to go. which one will be next on the rumour mill. NRC to spurs? Carew to Spurs? Bale to Villa? or Bent to Villa? place your bets!!!
oxfordspur
I heard Chas 'n' Dave to villa...
Phartman87
I heard Chas 'n' Dave to villa...
Phartman87
this is about as likely as barry to man city lol...what aload of bol....wait a minute...
lillywhites101
this is about as likely as barry to man city lol...what aload of bol....wait a minute...
lillywhites101
Lets just merge the two clubs and have done with it,they could wear a sort of smingy lylac.
Pking
more nonsense media reporting. Not a chance in hell and spurs wouldnt even try it.
jimmy-yid
Lets just merge the two clubs and have done with it,they could wear a sort of smingy lylac.
Pking
more nonsense media reporting. Not a chance in hell and spurs wouldnt even try it.
jimmy-yid
It never ceases to amaze me how fans swallow whatever the media says without question.
refereesfavourbig4
It never ceases to amaze me how fans swallow whatever the media says without question.
refereesfavourbig4
I like it Pking. Only question is Aston Hotspurs or Tottenham Villa? I'm inclined to go for the former although that might obligate us to set up in the midlands, and no-one wants that ;-). Where do the media get this BS, I can see our squad players beeing sold to Villa to bulk out the numbers and vice versa but why would either of us sell our best players to teams on the same level unless crazy money was offered. Makes no sense...
Phartman87
I like it Pking. Only question is Aston Hotspurs or Tottenham Villa? I'm inclined to go for the former although that might obligate us to set up in the midlands, and no-one wants that ;-). Where do the media get this BS, I can see our squad players beeing sold to Villa to bulk out the numbers and vice versa but why would either of us sell our best players to teams on the same level unless crazy money was offered. Makes no sense...
Phartman87
Well i for one believe everything the sun says and fully expect deal to go through at 5pm tomorrow..........just after i've had dinner with Lord Lucan!!!
Kuffit
Well i for one believe everything the sun says and fully expect deal to go through at 5pm tomorrow..........just after i've had dinner with Lord Lucan!!!
Kuffit
there is more chance of me signing for tottenham, mind you i do have a sweet left peg ;-) lol
willowavfc
there is more chance of me signing for tottenham, mind you i do have a sweet left peg ;-) lol
willowavfc
bull
clarkamus
bull
clarkamus
Honest question, premiership table positions aside, Do you Villa fans honestly think that you have a better squad than ours [Spurs], or just a better prospect, with a good squad, great manager and a bright bright future... come next season there will be a level playing ground and outside the top four, I don't think there is that much difference in the next 3-5 teams in terms of quality, managers etc... but what HAS made the difference the past season is management choices, the odd transfer here an there and perhaps the odd dodgy tactic, thinking about it, u guys beat us at home 2-1, an we beat u 2-1 away , pretty simple veiwing in my eyes, what u think?
SpursWinAgain
Honest question, premiership table positions aside, Do you Villa fans honestly think that you have a better squad than ours [Spurs], or just a better prospect, with a good squad, great manager and a bright bright future... come next season there will be a level playing ground and outside the top four, I don't think there is that much difference in the next 3-5 teams in terms of quality, managers etc... but what HAS made the difference the past season is management choices, the odd transfer here an there and perhaps the odd dodgy tactic, thinking about it, u guys beat us at home 2-1, an we beat u 2-1 away , pretty simple veiwing in my eyes, what u think?
SpursWinAgain
I've just read Spurs a preparing a £5m bid for Willowavfc... apparently he's got a sweet left peg!
MKYid
lol, good one Ox.... Hope you noticed my lovely link to your gaff!?!
The Fear
I've just read Spurs a preparing a £5m bid for Willowavfc... apparently he's got a sweet left peg!
MKYid
lol, good one Ox.... Hope you noticed my lovely link to your gaff!?!
The Fear
hopefully refereesfavourbig4 you don't mean me swallowing it, I think I write the stuff clearly enough that I'm taking the St Michael out of 90% of the links. If not I must have my saracasm filter cleared and start again! :o)
The Fear
hopefully refereesfavourbig4 you don't mean me swallowing it, I think I write the stuff clearly enough that I'm taking the St Michael out of 90% of the links. If not I must have my saracasm filter cleared and start again! :o)
The Fear
"Never shy of being in the press talking about other teams players, Harry Redknapp already said this week he wanted Gareth £arry and now it appears he has set his sights on another Villa player." Where was O'Neill's outrage at Spurs and Harry for conducting transfer business in public!!!!!!! Just shows what he said about Liverpool and Rafa last year was just a cynical ploy to increase the price Villa would get for Barry, nothing more.
JohnDoe
"Never shy of being in the press talking about other teams players, Harry Redknapp already said this week he wanted Gareth £arry and now it appears he has set his sights on another Villa player." Where was O'Neill's outrage at Spurs and Harry for conducting transfer business in public!!!!!!! Just shows what he said about Liverpool and Rafa last year was just a cynical ploy to increase the price Villa would get for Barry, nothing more.
JohnDoe
i heard my fee was nearer to the £18m mark MKyid lmao.
willowavfc
i heard my fee was nearer to the £18m mark MKyid lmao.
willowavfc
good to see JohnDoe aint bitter about Barry choosing Citeh.Nobody from Spurs has said anything about our players yet.Only Liverpool use that tactic,the tactic Barca and Real will use to take Macherano and Alonso.
Pking
good to see JohnDoe aint bitter about Barry choosing Citeh.Nobody from Spurs has said anything about our players yet.Only Liverpool use that tactic,the tactic Barca and Real will use to take Macherano and Alonso.
Pking
Pking, Actually I'm quite happy that Barry went to Man City, it means that Alonso will more likly to stay with Liverpool. With regards to Spurs, I quoted The Fear's article when he said Harry talked about Barry this week, here it is again " Harry Redknapp already said this week he wanted Gareth £arry" Your own editor said that Harry talked about Barry. I ask again, where was the outrage from O'Neill?
JohnDoe
Pking, Actually I'm quite happy that Barry went to Man City, it means that Alonso will more likly to stay with Liverpool. With regards to Spurs, I quoted The Fear's article when he said Harry talked about Barry this week, here it is again " Harry Redknapp already said this week he wanted Gareth £arry" Your own editor said that Harry talked about Barry. I ask again, where was the outrage from O'Neill?
JohnDoe
Harry spoke after the deal was done, so I fail to see why O'Neill would be outraged to be honest.
EvertonMike
Harry spoke after the deal was done, so I fail to see why O'Neill would be outraged to be honest.
EvertonMike
He talked about Barry before he signed for Man City Mike, here is an article about it from May 20th. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/redknapp-looks-for-new-leader-in-barry-1687706.html
JohnDoe
He talked about Barry before he signed for Man City Mike, here is an article about it from May 20th. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/redknapp-looks-for-new-leader-in-barry-1687706.html
JohnDoe
JD - That article is about transfer rumours with no quotes or evidence. Like EvertonMike says Harry only mentioned Barry after he had already signed for city. That's not to say he's never done it in the past. The words serial offener comes to mind, which is what TheFear was getting at in his article. From my point of view I hope Daniel Levy has had a word and that the name dropping has stopped because imo it is a form of tapping up. Now that's sorted we can get back on topic...Young won't come to us, although Bently might go to Villa if they stump up the cash...
Phartman87
JD - That article is about transfer rumours with no quotes or evidence. Like EvertonMike says Harry only mentioned Barry after he had already signed for city. That's not to say he's never done it in the past. The words serial offener comes to mind, which is what TheFear was getting at in his article. From my point of view I hope Daniel Levy has had a word and that the name dropping has stopped because imo it is a form of tapping up. Now that's sorted we can get back on topic...Young won't come to us, although Bently might go to Villa if they stump up the cash...
Phartman87
Like EvertonMike says Barry was a Man City player when Harry made those comments,and he was saying he tried to sign him.It was none of this ''Id love him to sign for us''(but we cant actually afford him)nonsence.Your club made a show of themseves with the way they tried to bully us last year.
Pking
Like EvertonMike says Barry was a Man City player when Harry made those comments,and he was saying he tried to sign him.It was none of this ''Id love him to sign for us''(but we cant actually afford him)nonsence.Your club made a show of themseves with the way they tried to bully us last year.
Pking
Phartman87, your right, there was no quotes or evidence, although Harry later saying basically what the article said is an evidence of sorts. The article that appeared in the Liverpool Echo last year had no quotes or evidence, that didn't stop O'Neill from being outraged at Liverpool. What's the difference?
JohnDoe
Phartman87, your right, there was no quotes or evidence, although Harry later saying basically what the article said is an evidence of sorts. The article that appeared in the Liverpool Echo last year had no quotes or evidence, that didn't stop O'Neill from being outraged at Liverpool. What's the difference?
JohnDoe
Harry is always gobbing off and he annoys me, simple as that really! Also hated the way he was 'pompey for life' one minute and off the next. I'll say no more..!
The Fear
Harry is always gobbing off and he annoys me, simple as that really! Also hated the way he was 'pompey for life' one minute and off the next. I'll say no more..!
The Fear
young might be inclined to move after seeing villa sell barry.....he might have seen that as a sign of lack of ambition from the club.....
yid147
young might be inclined to move after seeing villa sell barry.....he might have seen that as a sign of lack of ambition from the club.....
yid147
JohnDoe, MON won't slag off 'Arry because he is already hated down here enough and he'd probably need a whole police squadron of protection just to get out of the ground! Lets just swap Reo-Coker for Jenas and everyone from both teams will be happy??
Villan444
JohnDoe, MON won't slag off 'Arry because he is already hated down here enough and he'd probably need a whole police squadron of protection just to get out of the ground! Lets just swap Reo-Coker for Jenas and everyone from both teams will be happy??
Villan444
yid147 - yes ash might see it as a lack of ambition on the clubs part, but that would suggest he's an ambitious person himself, thus ruling out making an, at best sideways, move to spurs. its irrelevant anyway cos u couldnt afford him. chelsea could tho, which has me worried, particularly if they miss out on kaka, ribery etc
lurman
yid147 - yes ash might see it as a lack of ambition on the clubs part, but that would suggest he's an ambitious person himself, thus ruling out making an, at best sideways, move to spurs. its irrelevant anyway cos u couldnt afford him. chelsea could tho, which has me worried, particularly if they miss out on kaka, ribery etc
lurman
nooooooo ...not going to happen! ash is settled and playing every week.. although now me saying that makes me think he would start ahead of most at chelsea..garrr this cant happen and I dont think Mr Oneil would let it..a no go for me!
TheFullTilt
nooooooo ...not going to happen! ash is settled and playing every week.. although now me saying that makes me think he would start ahead of most at chelsea..garrr this cant happen and I dont think Mr Oneil would let it..a no go for me!
TheFullTilt
I would have thought Young would move to a top four club. But if Young would be interested in a move to Spurs I am sure Spurs would find the money. So yes we could afford him.
asherthesmasher
I would have thought Young would move to a top four club. But if Young would be interested in a move to Spurs I am sure Spurs would find the money. So yes we could afford him.
asherthesmasher
I doubt there's any way we could attract Young, we should have gone all out to sign him from Watford, as it was clear he was talented imo. However, I don't htink anyone can question Spurs' financial muscle, it is quite well docummented and as a Plc the data's out there for anyone who wants it, we're one of the wealthiest 13 or so clubs in Europe. Like it or lump it.
wayne king
I doubt there's any way we could attract Young, we should have gone all out to sign him from Watford, as it was clear he was talented imo. However, I don't htink anyone can question Spurs' financial muscle, it is quite well docummented and as a Plc the data's out there for anyone who wants it, we're one of the wealthiest 13 or so clubs in Europe. Like it or lump it.
wayne king
John Doe - what are you on about? That article was clearly based on a leak, it has no quotes whatsoever! Therefore it's not knows who is to blame for the leak and is taken as being speculation not necessarily having any substance. When Benitez was playing his dirty game, he was directly talking to the papers about trying to sign GB and how he'd spoken to MON, he was QUOTED everywhere! And this Ashley Young to Spurs rumour is a joke (but then i did laugh about the original Man City-Barry speculation).
jnvillan
John Doe - what are you on about? That article was clearly based on a leak, it has no quotes whatsoever! Therefore it's not knows who is to blame for the leak and is taken as being speculation not necessarily having any substance. When Benitez was playing his dirty game, he was directly talking to the papers about trying to sign GB and how he'd spoken to MON, he was QUOTED everywhere! And this Ashley Young to Spurs rumour is a joke (but then i did laugh about the original Man City-Barry speculation).
jnvillan
Young would never got to Spurs. Few reasons: A) he was an arsenal fan as a boy. B) he wants to play at the highest level, and Spurs aren't in Europe next season. C) When Real Madrid and Chelsea are touting you, you don't go to Spurs!
los_angeles_villan
Young would never got to Spurs. Few reasons: A) he was an arsenal fan as a boy. B) he wants to play at the highest level, and Spurs aren't in Europe next season. C) When Real Madrid and Chelsea are touting you, you don't go to Spurs!
los_angeles_villan
Young to Chelsea? Now I would like that! But only if you guys are compensated well enough!
JT_daniel
Young to Chelsea? Now I would like that! But only if you guys are compensated well enough!
JT_daniel
But Young to Chelsea? Har har har... "Arry Redknapp does not mind paying 20 million for him, eh? But can talk up other club's transfer policies..
JT_daniel
But Young to Chelsea? Har har har... "Arry Redknapp does not mind paying 20 million for him, eh? But can talk up other club's transfer policies..
JT_daniel
phartman is a fanny
willowavfc
phartman is a fanny
willowavfc
Funnily enough my niece called me that on Thursday. She's only 6 though...
Phartman87
Funnily enough my niece called me that on Thursday. She's only 6 though...
Phartman87
chaps, no personal comments please, no need. :o)
The Fear
chaps, no personal comments please, no need. :o)
The Fear
I could see Young moving on at some stage but think he'd be mad to go now, he is still learning, if he went to Real Madrid for instance, he would spend most of his time on the bench. Chelsea? Hope not. Trouble is money talks and heads are soon turned.
The Fear
I could see Young moving on at some stage but think he'd be mad to go now, he is still learning, if he went to Real Madrid for instance, he would spend most of his time on the bench. Chelsea? Hope not. Trouble is money talks and heads are soon turned.
The Fear
Fear - Yeah, sorry for lowering the tone mate, a tad tipsy after the match. Willow not quite sure what I did wrong but I'll draw a line under it anyway. MON and RL proved last season they're not in the business of getting pushed around by anybody. From personal experince of selling the family silver to the "big boys", even if you get good money they're immpossible to replace. IMO don't sell Young under ANY circumstances. Problem is a player as good as him will want to play CL football at some stage but he seems grounded enough to stick it out for a few more years yet
Phartman87
Fear - Yeah, sorry for lowering the tone mate, a tad tipsy after the match. Willow not quite sure what I did wrong but I'll draw a line under it anyway. MON and RL proved last season they're not in the business of getting pushed around by anybody. From personal experince of selling the family silver to the "big boys", even if you get good money they're immpossible to replace. IMO don't sell Young under ANY circumstances. Problem is a player as good as him will want to play CL football at some stage but he seems grounded enough to stick it out for a few more years yet
Phartman87
jnvillan, The article in the Liverpool Echo that started this whole mess was the same, no quotes whatsoever. Rafa only mentioned Barry after O'Neill went public with his anger at Liverpool, not before.
JohnDoe
jnvillan, The article in the Liverpool Echo that started this whole mess was the same, no quotes whatsoever. Rafa only mentioned Barry after O'Neill went public with his anger at Liverpool, not before.
JohnDoe
JD are you still bleating on about last summer and your failure to sign GB? Why don't you just admit your manager was guilty of tapping up!!!! Redknapp talked about Barry after he had left!!! Shouldn't you be more concerned about LFC going Bankrupt with the parent company operating at a huge loss?????? You may have Price Waterman Cooper running the show soon LOL. Just imagine having to sell Stevie and Co for a tuppenny bit and a shiny button.... Everton may not need to buy a new ground just paint Anfield blue. :o)))))))))))))))))
gappy65
JD are you still bleating on about last summer and your failure to sign GB? Why don't you just admit your manager was guilty of tapping up!!!! Redknapp talked about Barry after he had left!!! Shouldn't you be more concerned about LFC going Bankrupt with the parent company operating at a huge loss?????? You may have Price Waterman Cooper running the show soon LOL. Just imagine having to sell Stevie and Co for a tuppenny bit and a shiny button.... Everton may not need to buy a new ground just paint Anfield blue. :o)))))))))))))))))
gappy65
Hey gappy - It might even be Stock Aiken and Waterhouse running the show!!! Is this too subtle at this time of night?
RiF
Hey gappy - It might even be Stock Aiken and Waterhouse running the show!!! Is this too subtle at this time of night?
RiF
look this it total bull.........all paper talk we us fans are used to it ive red that bent bentley jenas an thud all linked to villa
123spurs
look this it total bull.........all paper talk we us fans are used to it ive red that bent bentley jenas an thud all linked to villa
123spurs
RiF; "We should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky". Subtlety is good mate! But it may be lost on JD. I don't think he is the shiniest button in the lift stopping short of the top with the picnic missing a sandwich type of scenario. Bless him the poor lamb :o)))))
gappy65
RiF; "We should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky". Subtlety is good mate! But it may be lost on JD. I don't think he is the shiniest button in the lift stopping short of the top with the picnic missing a sandwich type of scenario. Bless him the poor lamb :o)))))
gappy65
JOHNDOE, go away!
eltoro
JOHNDOE, go away!
eltoro
Barry wanted to leave, Ash doesnt. STOP DREAMING
Raunds Villain
Barry wanted to leave, Ash doesnt. STOP DREAMING
Raunds Villain
no worries phartman87... drink is good... FACT! :o)
The Fear
no worries phartman87... drink is good... FACT! :o)
The Fear
 

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