It looks like there is going to be a bidding war developing between Tottenham, Chelsea and Man Utd for the Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.
The Young-Player-of-the-Year last season has been consistently linked with these top clubs for some time now, and the reports that Martin O’Neill is trying to buy Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough has not helped the speculation.
Today’s news is that Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is willing to give O’Neill his own winger David Bentley PLUS a substantial amount of cash to prise Young away from Villa.
But once it has been established that Villa are willing to listen to offers, you can be sure that Man Utd and Chelsea will come in with counter-bids.
Carlo Ancelotti was named as an admirer even before he was confirmed as Chelsea manager, and it has been said that Young is Alex Ferguson’s top summer target, and we all know he usually gets his man.
The one over-riding worry for Villa fans is the deafening silence from Young on the matter, and there has been no emphatic denial from Martin O’Neill either, compared to last summer when he continually declared that Gareth Barry would NOT be leaving.
Villa fans are looking at a new season without Gareth Barry, Martin Laursen, and now Ashley Young.
What do Villa fans think of this possibility?