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Young For 18million? LOL.. Villa Transfer Talk

I can't find the full article online at the moment but the Daily Express have a 'story' and that is all it is, linking Villa and England winger Ashley Young to Manchester City.

Now the thoughts of them bidding isn't that far fetched, they have the money and pay obscene wages... so in some ways, you've got to worry about such things... however the report says they'll swoop in at 18million.

Errr... no they won't. They aren't that stupid. If there were to swoop, I'd suggest a price twice that would still be turned down?

Ho and indeed hum.

Meanwhile the Daily Mirror say that Liverpool will do battle with Villa for Portsmouth's 31-year-old defender Sylvain Distin who only yesterday was declared now for sale by his club. The Daily Mail also cover the story saying we'll up our bid to 3million.

The Mirror link says the arrival of Distin, who is prepared to move to Villa, will lead to us selling Zat Knight to Bolton. I find this hard to believe as well, MON is trying to build a squad to compete in all competitions and has already said that he needs at least 5 more players in. So why would he want to sell Zat who he bought from Fulham in his second season at Villa?

Vital Pompey on the quotes from yesterday about Distin not being for sale: www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk

The Daily Telegraph repeat yesterday's link to Sunderland for Villa midfielder Nigel Hokey-Cokey.

That is about it for now, will look in a while for any updates to rip apart!!!!

Just a reminder, still not that many movements between clubs: www.skysports.com/football/transfers




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 23 2009

Time: 9:33AM

Your Comments

no way would they insult Villa with a bid that low, to even have a chance it would have to be double that surely? He has 4 years on his contract as well.
The Fear
no way would they insult Villa with a bid that low, to even have a chance it would have to be double that surely? He has 4 years on his contract as well.
The Fear
It will be a daily thing lazy journalists just fill in the blanks "?????? will swoop for Ashley Young with a ?? million bid" 18 million is comical
2fishinatank
It will be a daily thing lazy journalists just fill in the blanks "?????? will swoop for Ashley Young with a ?? million bid" 18 million is comical
2fishinatank
of course villa would sel knight and bring in a better c/h like distin. Then buy another one to extend the squad. Osbourne, knight, salifou and harewood must go!
rotter82
pssst... don't mean to be pedantic but it's Knight's 3rd season!
Sheriff Kimbo
of course villa would sel knight and bring in a better c/h like distin. Then buy another one to extend the squad. Osbourne, knight, salifou and harewood must go!
rotter82
pssst... don't mean to be pedantic but it's Knight's 3rd season!
Sheriff Kimbo
I just got what you meant.... D'OH!
Sheriff Kimbo
I just got what you meant.... D'OH!
Sheriff Kimbo
Only Arsenal to be linked with Ash and I'm shouting Bingo!
Kiwivillan
Only Arsenal to be linked with Ash and I'm shouting Bingo!
Kiwivillan
Oh god, the one we were dreading: Man city. Let's hope we haven't got another 'Cashley' on our hands. Hey ho, this'll cheer you all up: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2549704/Fans-very-much-Darius.html
olofthegreat
Oh god, the one we were dreading: Man city. Let's hope we haven't got another 'Cashley' on our hands. Hey ho, this'll cheer you all up: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2549704/Fans-very-much-Darius.html
olofthegreat
Young will be gone as soon as the poor man's young is fit - I suspect that will be January and expect the fee to be 22million
bluemoonwillow
Young will be gone as soon as the poor man's young is fit - I suspect that will be January and expect the fee to be 22million
bluemoonwillow
A silly money buy out clause will be in youngs contract,O`neill is not stupid and knows the game,As far as him going to city,I would like to think he is the type of lad to turn something as crass as that club down,But you never know nowdays.He is our ronaldo situation,If we keep him in a villa shirt for another two or three seasons we will have done well and when he does go to a utd or chelsea i will wish him well,He has been great for the club so far.
lerneravfc
A silly money buy out clause will be in youngs contract,O`neill is not stupid and knows the game,As far as him going to city,I would like to think he is the type of lad to turn something as crass as that club down,But you never know nowdays.He is our ronaldo situation,If we keep him in a villa shirt for another two or three seasons we will have done well and when he does go to a utd or chelsea i will wish him well,He has been great for the club so far.
lerneravfc
And i don`t see o`neill letting coker go this summer,maybe jan.
lerneravfc
And i don`t see o`neill letting coker go this summer,maybe jan.
lerneravfc
not pedantic Sheriff, but I say that MON bought him in HIS second season... :o)
The Fear
not pedantic Sheriff, but I say that MON bought him in HIS second season... :o)
The Fear
Yeah if you look I did correct myself straight after, my apologies!
Sheriff Kimbo
Yeah if you look I did correct myself straight after, my apologies!
Sheriff Kimbo
does anyone know if Young actually wants to go?
jimjim96
does anyone know if Young actually wants to go?
jimjim96
oh god Sheriff, I'm not expected to read more than one comment from you a day am I?! :o))))
The Fear
oh god Sheriff, I'm not expected to read more than one comment from you a day am I?! :o))))
The Fear
jimjim96, that would be the key IF a team did come in for him. IF (and not saying he will) the players starts to get agents involved and wants out, we all know what happens. I don't think that will happen though, he's at a good club with good youngsters coming through, got Capello waxing lyrical about us and is still young and developing. We need to make sure we can push on to match these players ambitions though... they have to play their part obvoiusly.. in order to keep them long term.
The Fear
jimjim96, that would be the key IF a team did come in for him. IF (and not saying he will) the players starts to get agents involved and wants out, we all know what happens. I don't think that will happen though, he's at a good club with good youngsters coming through, got Capello waxing lyrical about us and is still young and developing. We need to make sure we can push on to match these players ambitions though... they have to play their part obvoiusly.. in order to keep them long term.
The Fear
Ash will nor be sold....it's simple. We needed 5 more players before Laursen and Barry went. We have 1 in, that makes 6 more needed. Why the hell is MON looking at selling. Well....he isnt....just rubbish journalism!
jsmccue
Ash will nor be sold....it's simple. We needed 5 more players before Laursen and Barry went. We have 1 in, that makes 6 more needed. Why the hell is MON looking at selling. Well....he isnt....just rubbish journalism!
jsmccue
Just like you wished Gareth Barry well lerneravfc?? I'll believe it when I see it. As for this report, the only amusing aspect of it is indeed the paltry sum mentioned. As the Fear said, it would have to be double at least for Man City - though perhaps a little less than that for Man Ure and Chelsea. Who knows what price the scousers would be quoted!
Albarnista
Just like you wished Gareth Barry well lerneravfc?? I'll believe it when I see it. As for this report, the only amusing aspect of it is indeed the paltry sum mentioned. As the Fear said, it would have to be double at least for Man City - though perhaps a little less than that for Man Ure and Chelsea. Who knows what price the scousers would be quoted!
Albarnista
The scousers can't afford to put cream in their coffee so a bid for Young seems unlikely unless Alonso goes to Madrid for that 30m price the tabloids keep going on about.
jsmccue
The scousers can't afford to put cream in their coffee so a bid for Young seems unlikely unless Alonso goes to Madrid for that 30m price the tabloids keep going on about.
jsmccue
if city bid around 30 mil i can def see him going especially as he'll almost certainly double his wages with the money they can throw at him.
themightyatom
if city bid around 30 mil i can def see him going especially as he'll almost certainly double his wages with the money they can throw at him.
themightyatom
He's on 56k I think? They will more than double that. I'd take 30 mil. If we sold Ash and bought 2 quality winger/attacking midfielder types I'd be chuffed. He's still not with it all season and he's deffinitly not worth 30 mil to another club. Defour and Moutinho for Ash, that'd be lovely
PTP
He's on 56k I think? They will more than double that. I'd take 30 mil. If we sold Ash and bought 2 quality winger/attacking midfielder types I'd be chuffed. He's still not with it all season and he's deffinitly not worth 30 mil to another club. Defour and Moutinho for Ash, that'd be lovely
PTP
Ash is on nearly 75k a week u will find now.
astonsteve
Ash is on nearly 75k a week u will find now.
astonsteve
I did wish barry well,But so what, ***** him if you want it that way,Who cares.
lerneravfc
I did wish barry well,But so what, ***** him if you want it that way,Who cares.
lerneravfc
to citeh, they will have to pay 40 -60mill, ronaldo worth 80+ ribery 60+ then about 50mill isnt wrong to ask for, he gets goals and assists, lets be fair oneil landed on his feet with young, not many other of his signings are that great. united 40mill chelsea same as citeh arsenal = wouldnt sell to them as they cant afford him and are declining out of the top 4 scousers, well oneil dont like benitez so that deal fould be about 40mill You watch citeh will offer 25 and swp next summer His agents have said he shouldnt leave as they think he is provisionally in the world cup party so would be stupid to jeopdise that
meakers
to citeh, they will have to pay 40 -60mill, ronaldo worth 80+ ribery 60+ then about 50mill isnt wrong to ask for, he gets goals and assists, lets be fair oneil landed on his feet with young, not many other of his signings are that great. united 40mill chelsea same as citeh arsenal = wouldnt sell to them as they cant afford him and are declining out of the top 4 scousers, well oneil dont like benitez so that deal fould be about 40mill You watch citeh will offer 25 and swp next summer His agents have said he shouldnt leave as they think he is provisionally in the world cup party so would be stupid to jeopdise that
meakers
Ricky Sbragia was in the Slug and Lettuce in Touchwood at about 2:30 this afternoon with a couple of other blokes. I hung around as long as I could but there was no sign of Hokey Cokey
mcsmudger
Ricky Sbragia was in the Slug and Lettuce in Touchwood at about 2:30 this afternoon with a couple of other blokes. I hung around as long as I could but there was no sign of Hokey Cokey
mcsmudger
"Sylvain Distin who only yesterday was declared now for sale by his club" - that should be "not for sale" right? Or have they now said they will sell? Confused!!
AVFC4ME
"Sylvain Distin who only yesterday was declared now for sale by his club" - that should be "not for sale" right? Or have they now said they will sell? Confused!!
AVFC4ME
 

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