Manchester United To Make a Bid for Aston Villa's Ashley Young

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2010

Ashley Young
Ashley YoungRichard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s that time of year again where the English transfer market reopens for a month throughout January.

Current leaders of the Premier League Manchester United seem to be in a good place, not only in the league but also financially as it seems they will be splashing the cash come New Year’s Day.

According to the Daily Mirror, contact has been made between The Red Devils and Aston Villa over the transfer of winger Ashley Young for a eight digit figure in the near future.

The supposed reason for signing the England International is so that United have a long term replacement for club legend Ryan Giggs.

Despite the fact that United have a wealth of wingers on either side of the flanks, it seems United’s priority is to sign the 25-year-old, who played for Watford before joining Villa in 2007 for a reported £9.6 million.

The signing seems to have been almost been accepted by manager Gerard Houllier, who has admitted thatif a large bid were to come in for the player, then they would be forced to accept the offer.

Personally, I think that Young would be a good signing for the club. However, the club may have to offload a winger so that he could fit in—something I’m unsure would benefit the club halfway through this season.

The club already has Ryan Giggs, Park Ji-Sung, Nani, Antonio Valencia and Gabriel Obertan who play on the wing and others such as Darren Fletcher and Wayne Rooney who can fit the position when needed.