Sir Alex Ferguson ready to spend big to bring Villa Park winger to Old Trafford.
Manchester United to hand England winger Ashley Young £130,000-a-week contract to seal signing – report
Aston Villa star’s Old Trafford switch to be completed by next Friday, with massive contract in place to beat off strong interest from Manchester City
Manchester United will hand potential new signing Ashley Young an astonishing five-year, £130,000-a-week contract if he joins the club, according to The Daily Mirror.
Young is set to make the switch to Old Trafford next Friday after a £16 million transfer fee was agreed with Aston Villa, and his increased wages reflect United’s desire to beat off competition for the 25-year-old from rivals Manchester City, who have offered him even more money.
The wage package will see the former Watford man earn £34m in total, with his agent Eric Walters in negotiations at Old Trafford this week to finalise the deal. (Goal.com)
With Ashley Young having just one year left on his Aston Villa deal it seems that Sir Alex Ferguson is therefore willing to offer an increased wage packet to reward the reduced fee that Man United will have to pay for the England international.
The former Watford man has been a United target for quite some time and apparently Ferguson was interested in the winger back in his days at Vicarage Road but is reportedly days away from securing the 25 year old wide-man.
Young will become one of Man United’s high earners and he will arrive at the Premier League title holders in a rich vein of form that has led to him being a regular part of Fabio Capello’s international set-up but one wonders just how he will fit in at Old Trafford.
Whilst it’s true that Portuguese international Nani was left on the bench for a spell towards the end of last season, including most contentiously the Champions League Final, he did still start 31 Premier League matches. Luis Antonio Valencia is now back from long term injury and showed signs of returning to the form that made him a Ferguson favourite.
Then of course there is Ryan Giggs, who admittedly is not as much of an out and out winger as he used to be the Welshman was still an integral part of the club’s attacking play last season, especially in Champions League action.
What does seem certain is that if Young does make the long awaited move to Man United then the likes of Gabriel Obertan and Bebe will surely be on their way out, unless they are content with a spot in the reserves for another seasons.