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Spurs to offer Villa three players for Ashley Young

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08:03 AM ET 07.30 | Harry Redknapp is willing to give Aston Villa up to three Spurs stars in a bid to get winger Ashley Young. Villa are demanding $45 million price for Young, but Redknapp knows Villa boss Martin O'Neill rates Robbie Keane, David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas. All three stars were marginalized at White Hart Lane last season by Redknapp and are likely to move on this summer. Redknapp and O'Neill have already discussed the potential transfer of Republic of Ireland ace Keane.

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July 30, 2010  08:32 AM ET

I wouldn't take any of those three if I were Villa. Aside from adding some depth in their respective positions.

July 30, 2010  09:03 AM ET

I said it yesterday in the Requelme thread- NER should consider dropping DP money on Keane. Keane himself must realize that he is a falling commodity and if he wants to continue to be a star with star-quality playing time, MLS would be a good option for him.

Don't think it will happen by the way, but I do think that would be a good fit between a club and a player.

July 30, 2010  09:06 AM ET

On topic with much of yesterday's discussion:

"MLS All-Stars v Manchester United: Is it the End of the World for MLS?" with Dan Loney....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXichmSwifk

July 30, 2010  09:25 AM ET
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Ashley Young is rated at 19 million euro. Actual value. Not EPL value.

I think the thing to really pay attention to is that Martin O'Neill probably understands that Harry Redknap wants Ashley Young, and with ol' 'arry's history of spending way too much money, Villa has inflated the figure just to see what they can get.

July 30, 2010  09:26 AM ET

All I know for sure is that Tottenham got smacked the **** down by Villareal yesterday...

July 30, 2010  09:36 AM ET

New England signed a 31 year old Serbian, Ilija Stolica... and a 22 year old Brazilian, Roberto Moreira Linck.

Fulham officially announced they will not be hiring Bob Bradley. Makes sense... but still... Boo... Mark Hughes from Man City fame is their new head honcho.

And the Telegraph is reporting that Everton are in talks with LA over Donovan, officially. They may need to sell a player (like Pienaar) to afford his new 10 million GBP rating...

July 30, 2010  10:47 AM ET

3 anchors for a life raft...? hhmmmmm

July 30, 2010  10:54 AM ET
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Before the World Cup Donovan fair market value was rated at 3 million euro. Same after the world cup. I suspect MLS rates him at 10 million pounds.

MLS evidently rates him higher... someone in the LA org said in an interview if someone offered them "funny money" to transfer, they couldn't refuse.... that "funny money"? 20 mil...

July 30, 2010  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

New England signed a 31 year old Serbian, Ilija Stolica... and a 22 year old Brazilian, Roberto Moreira Linck.Fulham officially announced they will not be hiring Bob Bradley. Makes sense... but still... Boo... Mark Hughes from Man City fame is their new head honcho.And the Telegraph is reporting that Everton are in talks with LA over Donovan, officially. They may need to sell a player (like Pienaar) to afford his new 10 million GBP rating...

Stolica is one of those guys everyone had really really high hopes for in Serbia, but then in the end, he never became the ace they thought he would. Still, he's a very solid player.

The Brasilian player is an absolute mystery to me....

July 30, 2010  11:04 AM ET
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Makes sense. MLS feels no urgency or need to really sell. If an EPL side is willing to pay the inflated asking price, might as well cash in.

From Garber's comments though, it seems that the choice is solely in the hands of LAG and Donovan... so all Don can do is say how much he really means to him, which I'll admit is great... but unless some other bigger US names want to return to MLS and play along side/against him I think he feels perfectly happy seeking out the transfer for himself.

July 30, 2010  11:11 AM ET
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MLS evidently rates him higher... someone in the LA org said in an interview if someone offered them "funny money" to transfer, they couldn't refuse.... that "funny money"? 20 mil...

As much as I like seeing Lando Calrissian in MLS, now is the time to capitalize financially. Selling him off at a high point makes sense to me. LAG could use that money to lure Ronaldinho Gaucho or another big name star for less than the transfer. Also, it shows future quality US players that the league won't trap you if you sign with them. There are also a number of quality US players (some out of contract and many out of favor) abroad that I'd like to see the league entice to come back.

I just think it would be foolish to turn down an offer of 10 mil plus for a player who obviously has interest in leaving. Sell Sell Sell!!!

July 30, 2010  11:15 AM ET
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All I know for sure is that Tottenham got smacked the **** down by Villareal yesterday...

They weren't outclassed. Plus they were tired and just resumed training (like my excuses?). No biggie.

July 30, 2010  11:17 AM ET
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LAG could use that money to lure Ronaldinho Gaucho or another big name star for less than the transfer.

If Dinho resigns for 4 more years at Milan, as what's being reported today, that will be the absolute craziest decision Milan ever made. IDC if it is Ronaldinho, keeping him holds them back for 2 years, which in turn will make it 3 years, b/c the next year will be spent dealing with the hole left w/o him in the lineup.

July 30, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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So who gets the transfer fee, MLS or LAG?

Good question. I don't know. Maybe a split? He is a DP now... and I've never understood who the DP really works for, the single-entity, or the team... the league doesn't pick up the full brunt of the contract cost, only a certain amount, so maybe a split representative of that? I'm only speculating tho.

July 30, 2010  11:50 AM ET
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Ronaldinho,

Nike still think he made the World Cup team....

July 30, 2010  11:53 AM ET
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I think he's referring to Mad Mex.

Snort!!! And he's not even here to defend himself!

July 30, 2010  11:54 AM ET
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Nike still think he made the World Cup team....

Brazil is still making Robinho coins and Carnivale floats in his likeness.... well at least he played decently at the WC.

July 30, 2010  12:31 PM ET
July 30, 2010  12:45 PM ET

Sion in Switzerland decided not to take Poor Freddy on loan another tough blow for him............. he needs to come back stateside

 
July 30, 2010  12:46 PM ET

The SPURS should be going after the next Sporting Lisbon portuguese super star Yanick Djal??.
Trade Giovanni dos Santos and Pavlyuchenko for him before it is to late...

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