UK time is: 11:40:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ashley Young Happy To Honour Contract

Ash has been quoted in a few places today concerning his future at the club, and contrary to rumours it appears all's fine.

Ash has been the subject of huge media speculation of late, linking him to Chelsea and more recently in every kind of deal possible to Spurs.

But as quoted in the Express and Star, Ash has said:

"I`ve got two and a half years left, and I`m delighted to be playing at the club. I can see myself seeing out the rest of my contract here. Of course I can."

In quotes carried in the Birmingham Mail, it seems like Ash goes further:

"It`s a big year coming up. I`m a fairly grounded person. I`ve been brought up that way.

"As a player you always want to play in the biggest competitions. I am no different.

"Fingers crossed one day I will be able to play in the Champions League and with the way that things are going at the club hopefully we will break into that top four and get the chance to play there, which is the ambition of the club."

Now of course it's impossible to judge whether Ash will honour his contract and maybe move in the final year or afterwards, or even whether or not he's happy enough to commit even longer. That would presume too much about our growth and performance over the next few years, however it clearly shows he's happy and settled for now and that's all that matters.

Nobody knows where we'll be in 2 years but what we need now is a happy camp and stability.

Changing tact slightly, it also sounds like Ash has no real problems about the competition introduced by the signing of Stewart Downing.

"As long as I am in the team, playing week in, week out, I don`t mind.'

We already know Ash can be useful in a number of positions, so not having the wide left berth as his own domain is hardly going to be a problem in the grand scheme of things.

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: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 31 2009

Time: 3:47PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

2021 (Friday January 30 2015)

Something For The Weekend (480) (Friday January 30 2015)

Drennan Departs Aston Villa (Friday January 30 2015)

Grealish, Alli, Arsenal & Chelsea (Friday January 30 2015)

Sinclair Signs Season Long Loan Deal (Friday January 30 2015)

Sinclair, Demba Ba & Others (Thursday January 29 2015)

An Interview With Carles Gil (Thursday January 29 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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Crystal Palace 23 5 8 10 -9 23
14. Sunderland 23 4 11 8 -12 23
15. WBA 23 5 7 11 -12 22
16. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
17. Burnley 23 4 8 11 -17 20
18. Hull City 23 4 7 12 -13 19
19. Q.P.R. 23 5 4 14 -18 19

Breaking League News

Matic`s Views on City Result
Chelsea : 01/02/2015 11:34:00
Remy Repays Jose`s Faith with a Goal
Chelsea : 01/02/2015 11:26:00
A Loss and Three Injuries!
West Ham : 01/02/2015 11:19:00
Van Gaal Talks - Leicester City (h)
Man Utd : 01/02/2015 11:08:00
Fletcher`s Hammers Move Collapses
Man Utd : 01/02/2015 11:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vital Villa January Player Of The Month
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 8%
Clark 12%
Baker 0%
Okore 49%
Cissokho 1%
Hutton 3%
Sanchez 14%
Westwood 0%
Gil 9%
Delph 1%
Cleverley 1%
Benteke 1%
Weimann 0%
Gabby 1%