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Ashley Young Happy To Honour Contract

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.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday July 31 2009
Time: 3:47PM

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Sounds a little bit cheeky to me. I'd rather 30m now than nothing in 2 years, and that seems to be what he's implying. What happened to his new contract? I thought it was closer to 4 years?
PTP
31/07/2009 15:56:00
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Sounds a little bit cheeky to me. I'd rather 30m now than nothing in 2 years, and that seems to be what he's implying. What happened to his new contract? I thought it was closer to 4 years?
PTP
31/07/2009 15:56:00
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So that means he has 1.5 seasons left? Villa wont let him go on a free!
leelindsay
31/07/2009 16:55:00
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So that means he has 1.5 seasons left? Villa wont let him go on a free!
leelindsay
31/07/2009 16:55:00
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we should sign him up on a 15 year contract just in case. when he retires he can sweep floors or something.
ric112
31/07/2009 17:39:00
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we should sign him up on a 15 year contract just in case. when he retires he can sweep floors or something.
ric112
31/07/2009 17:39:00
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I am afraid contracts mean very little in all honesty... I read into this he sems settled and happy, that will do for me
fatloser
31/07/2009 22:04:00
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I am afraid contracts mean very little in all honesty... I read into this he sems settled and happy, that will do for me
fatloser
31/07/2009 22:04:00
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So Young to Chelsea after 2.5 years, on a Bosman? :-P
JT_daniel
01/08/2009 16:18:00
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So Young to Chelsea after 2.5 years, on a Bosman? :-P
JT_daniel
01/08/2009 16:18:00
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