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Tottenham Ready to Pay £25m for England Winger

Redknapp has his eyes on top notch wide-man.

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The Rumour

ASTON VILLA have rejected an opening £18m offer from Tottenham for Ashley Young, saying it is nowhere near their £30m valuation of the player.

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, has made Young his No 1 transfer priority. But the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, is reluctant to pay more than £25m, which may open the door for Liverpool, who are expected to enter the bidding. It is believed that the Stevenage-born winger is keen to return south and has told friends he would jump at the chance to move to White Hart Lane.

The Source: (The Times)

The Analysis

Harry Redknapp continues to chase an inordinate amount of players even though his side clearly played out of their skins after his arrival at White Hart Lane. It seems no one is that safe and it’s no surprise that the Tottenham boss is continuing to chase Ashley Young.

For a while now people have decided that the north London club’s left side of midfield has been a problem area, and to some extent that is true, although last term Luka Modric started playing out wide and whilst it wasn’t his natural position he did the job well. Aaron Lennon works best on the right so perhaps Redknapp wants another natural winger to balance the side out.

The Aston Villa man is a quality player who has been in top form these past two seasons and is surely very likely to leave the midlands club given that Martin O’Neill has just bought Stewart Downing to the club.

The Likelihood

Young to Spurs: There is a long queue forming for the England man so he could well opt for a number of possible destinations but a back to London may well interest him.

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