Real to rival Premier League duo for Villa ace

The Daily Mail is reporting that Real Madrid has joined Manchester United and Liverpool is the race to sign Aston Villa winger Ashley Young. Young is valued at around £15m and Aston Villa will be prepared to sell in the summer because he will only have one year left on his contract.

Young has been in decent form this season in the Premier League scoring 6 goals and providing assists for a further 10 goals. Young is believed to have told his Aston Villa teammates that his preferred destination is Old Trafford but Liverpool also hold out strong hopes.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has indentified Young as a player that who can not only succeed in Spain but also make the La Liga outfit a profit. Manchester City is also believed to be monitoring the situation.

Ashley Young is also beginning to establish himself as a regular in England squads and has now won 14 caps for his country. If Young was to move for £15m in the summer that would represent a decent profit for Villa – who paid an initial fee of £8m when they signed the wide player from Watford in January 2007.

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