Are Spurs about to make a move for Ashley Young?
Physical representation of a ‘come and get me plea’
‘Playing like a man with a transfer request in his socks’, was how The Spoiler described Aston Villa‘s Ashley Young last night, and it appears we weren’t too far off the mark.
Rumours are circulating this lunchtime that Harry Redknapp is about to jump in with an official approach for the 25-year-old in the next few days.
The timing won’t surprise anybody – Spurs’ Big Cup welcome party coincided with Villa flopping out of the Europa League – plus, with Milner out the door and no manager around, Young is likely to be more receptive to a move now than at any point in his four year Villa career.
However, the numbers, as reported by Mirror Football, might make Spurs fans slightly less enthused about the deal. Villa are rumoured to want about £25m for Young (keep in mind the amount Milner went for and the time left for negotiation) and Young may want an advance on his £65,000 p/w salary, which would throw Tottenham’s infamous wage cap into a spin.
So, should Spurs fans be happy about throwing that sort of coin at arrogance-powered Ashley Young? Let’s be honest, he does have the whiff of a ‘rich man’s David Bentley’ about him.