Ashley Young For Bentley, Keane and Jenas – A Fair Swap?
By Ollie Irish
Rumour of the day: Tottenham want Villa winger Ashley Young – good young player, no doubt – and will offer David Bentley, Robbie Keane and Jermaine Jenas in return. Classic Redknapp, always looking for a Del Boy deal.
Some basic maths:
It’s a 1-for-3 deal for Spurs, and as good as Young can be, I think Villa do better here – Keane is still a class act, Bentley is inconsistent but an England international, Jenas is certainly no worse than Nigel Reo-Coker and might thrive back in the Midlands. I guess Arry really, really wants Young at the Lane.
A more balanced deal:
Not that I’m desperate to keep Jenas, but I’d accept losing Bentley and Keane in return for Young. Or how about Spurs offer Villa Bentley + £10m? Hell, throw in a double duvet set too. And some spark plugs.
What do you think is a fair deal for both parties?