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THE VOTE Is Ashley Young worth £10m?

_41421269_ashleynew270 UPDATE! Apparently Young has snubbed West Ham's offer! Ooh, get him!

The Guardian reports
that West Ham Utd have agreed to buy Ashley Young from Watford for £10m. Now, if ever there was an example of English players' worth being inflated to ridiculous levels, this is it.

Young is a £3m player, in my opinion. He's young (21) and has done well at Watford, but West Ham have paid way over the odds for him. I suppose he's a decent buy if he helps the Irons stay in the Premiership, but it makes little sense to pay £10m for an unproven winger; in fact, it reeks of desperation. Small wonder that Arsene Wenger never buys English.

Is there anyone out there who thinks this is a good deal?

January 15, 2007 in Vote, Watford, West Ham United | Permalink


if he was 18... yes. but 21... that's the same age more or less as lennon, and i think £10m would be a bit too high for him. i'd say young is a £6m player. his work ethic is massive though, which is what u need to fight relegation.

still, it's irrelevant - with quashie there's no chance for west ham...

Posted by: Sheps | Jan 15, 2007 2:59:25 PM

I think even £6m is a bit high Sheps, but then the current market is a bit barmy.

Posted by: Ollie, Pies Ed. | Jan 15, 2007 3:14:59 PM

well i may be biased - i've had him in my fantasy football team all season on yahoo, and he's been rinsing the points! but that's taking into account that icelandic biscuit entrepeneurs can afford a little more as well - if i was playing football manager and was curbishley right now, £6m is as high as i'd go.

Posted by: Sheps | Jan 15, 2007 3:18:57 PM

hmmm, had we not wasted 1.5m on quashie i may so go ahead, but still 10m is a lot, he does have a nice work ethic and if we do stay up he would be nice to have but, we will see...

Posted by: Tommy | Jan 15, 2007 3:39:52 PM

check this out, i would love to sign lauren, doesnt seem to be happening though

Posted by: Tommy | Jan 15, 2007 3:42:48 PM

Feeling the heat at the top of the fantasy league Tommy? We're comin' for ya…

Posted by: Ollie, Pies Ed. | Jan 15, 2007 3:47:43 PM

i think he is, i cant remember what the differnce was last week - have i closed the gap on tommy? I think i've gained a point or two. anyway, maybe west ham can go for collins john instead, take the 'eh what's this offside rule and how do i control this spherical object?' player off our hands

Posted by: matt | Jan 15, 2007 4:32:51 PM

the season still has a long way to go and i just had a few lucky weeks, lets call it dumb Yanks luck. i would be sitting a lot better if i hadnt taken out toure again, it seems everytime i drop him he scores. but good luck on the rest of the season!

Posted by: Tommy | Jan 15, 2007 5:25:09 PM

Matt, the only place you're headed is relegation - it's a slippery slope down the table for you from now on…

Posted by: Ollie, Pies Ed. | Jan 15, 2007 5:50:42 PM

ollie, its good to see you making a come back, just like the good old days. come see me...

Posted by: Tommy | Jan 15, 2007 6:13:56 PM

The real question should be - is David Dunn really worth the £2m Birmingham want for him?



Posted by: Dom | Jan 16, 2007 2:16:14 AM

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