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Ashley Young - Make The Difference On 18 January 2007, Aston Villa had an £8 million offer (rising to £9.75 million with add-ons), accepted — the club's record transfer fee. This allowed manager Martin O'Neill and the Aston Villa board to discuss personal terms with the player. Two days later O'Neill confirmed the player had agreed to join the club. Young underwent a medical on 21 January and the signing was confirmed on 23 January 2007.[6] On 31 January, he went on to score in his debut for Villa at St James' Park against Newcastle United, but Villa went on to lose 31.[7] Ashley Young started the 2007-08 season well, receiving several Man of the Match awards. The good start was highlighted by his callup to the England Squad. On 20 April 2008, Young scored 2 goals and assisted two goals for Aston Villa against Birmingham City at Villa Park and Villa went on to win the game 51. He also scored the winner against Danish side Odense Boldklub in Villa's home leg of the Intertoto Cup 3rd round. In the 200708 Premier League season, Young finished second to Cesc Fàbregas in assists with 17.[8] Young was included in the Premier League Team of the Year, and apart from Portsmouth's David James, he was the only other player who did not come from any of the 'Big Four' (Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United) to make it into the best XI of the season. He is known for his pace, set pieces and ability to pass and shoot.He is also well known for cutting back onto his right foot <b>...</b>
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