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Hornets net Young windfall

Manchester United have this afternoon captured former Hornet Ashley Young from Aston Villa landing Watford a significant sell-on fee.

The 25 year-old winger passed a medical at Old Trafford before signing a five-year contract to complete a move believed to be worth between 17m - 20m to the Villains.

Young's departure was always expected with only a year left on his contract at Villa Park. The winger made 193 appearances for the club scoring 30 goals in his three and a half years with Villa.

The Stevenage-born forward left Vicarage Road in January 2007 to join the Midlands outfit in a 9.75m switch and has since earnt 15 England caps scoring twice for his country.

Congratulations Ashley and thanks for netting the 'Orns a tidy profit!




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The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 23 2011

Time: 2:40PM

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You will get between 800 grand - 1.75m apparently not exactly a massive fee, well might be for you guys of course.
P.Avfc
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23/06/2011 16:10:00

By no means massive but it will certainly help. We would never turn any money down. Hopefully it will be put toward players...
wfc123
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23/06/2011 17:08:00

In the grand scheme of things, the club have received over 11 million for Young, when you take account wages & bonus, Villa probably broke even on their initial investment! If wfc could find a player like that and sell every 4 years, it makes the club very healthy.
ANDY710
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23/06/2011 18:49:00

Ashley is a Watford fan & always will be
watford1881
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25/06/2011 22:40:00

 

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