Manchester United to Make £22m Aston Villa Winger Ashley Young Number One Summer Target

Old Trafford boss puts Villa Park wing wizard at the top of his wish-list.

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Sir Alex Ferguson is planning a big money move to sign Aston Villa and England winger Ashley Young next summer. The Old Trafford boss is happy to wait until the season comes to an end before putting in a significant bid for the 25 year old who will welcome the chance of a move to Man United, especially if come May his Midlands side has not made ample progress to improve on their current 14th place in the table.

Ferguson was apparently considering a move for the Stevenage born wide man when he was at Watford and is ready to make an offer in the region of £22m for Young who will only have a year left to run on his Aston Villa contract by that point.

Aston Villa have lost a number of their prized assets in recent years as the club has failed to secure a coveted top four finish. The likes of Gareth Barry and James Milner have left the club in acrimonious circumstance and Gerard Houllier will hope to avoid seeing their flying goal scoring winger from following suit.

Young may feel that an Aston Villa exit is the only way he can secure Champions League football as well as a more regular place in Fabio Capello’s England set-up and if he has his head turned by such interest then Houllier may find it hard to prevent Young leaving.

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