White Hart Lane outfit to test Aston Villa’s resolve with decent sized offer.
Tottenham are set to test Aston Villa’s resolve over Ashley Young by making a firm offer, skysports.com understands.
Spurs are yet to make any major moves during this transfer window, but their midweek qualification for the UEFA Champions League group stages now means they have extra cash to push through a big signing.
Boss Harry Redknapp has a number of options he is considering, but it seems England international Young is one of his main targets.
Young, though, would not come cheap – if Spurs can even persuade Villa to sell – but the London club are now confident they can get their man.
The transfer window shuts next Tuesday at 6pm, but it is understood that Tottenham are already pursuing the matter. (Sky Sports)
Some sources state that the bid that Tottenham will make will be in the region of £18m and whilst not quite what Aston Villa would want for the talented winger it may be the kind of move that unsettles Ashley Young into putting in a transfer request.
Having seen his side lose 6-0 at St James’s Park and then crash out of the Europa League to Rapid Vienna, Kevin MacDonald may struggle to keep the former Watford man at the club. It appears that many of Villa Park’s prized assets may be considering their futures after James Milner quit the club and Martin O’Neill left the club and a testing bid from the White Hart Lane side could plunge the Midlands club into more disarray.
Given that Harry Redknapp can now offer Champions League football to the 25 year old England international a move may be very tempting for the Stevenage born attacker.