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Speaking of people leave...Luke Young to Villa for 5m!!
Not sure this is a good idea at all. The back line has an unproven keeper. Wheater one season, Huth not often fit, Poggy has it, Taylor still young. Tony M was great when he was playing but still a youth layer and has been out of action for 2 years with broken legs.
Dont think we want to be selling such experience and a solid performer for ony 5m. Yes it doubles our cash on him but is that money really so badly needed?
I hope he stays, but it seems unlikely with all the press speculation.
Young had a good first season for us, Tony M is a solid player who could easily fill the right back position but would benefit playing alongside the likes of Luke Young. I think it would be unwise to let go of any other players until the league starts, a few players on the treatment table and things could very quickly go t!ts up for us. We need quality replacements in all areas and options to rotate players when needed. My biggest concern is Adam Johnson, he is getting cheesed off being behind Downing in the squad and could go the same way as Cattermole to Wigan. Downing has just signed a new contract...but why not let him sit the first few games on the bench & see what young Adam can do because he has been on form in the pre-season games.