England International Ashley Young has rejected talk about any move away from Aston Villa by insisting he is ready to sign a new deal with Martin O’ Neill’s Midlands side.
23-year-old Young, who joined the Villans from Watford in January 2007 for £9.75million, has been in superb form for Villa in the Premier League this season. Which has led O’Neill to reveal that he would like to tie the player down at Villa Park with an improved contract.
There had been some interest from other Premiership clubs during the summer, but Young has claimed that he is happy at Villa and can achieve his ambitions with Villa and is happy to commit his long-term future to the club.
“Am I happy to commit myself to Villa? Definitely,” Young revealed.
“I am an ambitious person and I can achieve what I want to at Villa. I have a lot of things I want to do in my career, Villa will help me do that.
“I wouldn't have come here if I didn't think I could make myself a better player. The coaches have brought my game on leaps and bounds. The next thing is to break into that top four. The club came to me and it is flattering.
“I am delighted the gaffer wants to offer me a new deal and that I am in talks about a new contract. Talks are ongoing and progressing well."