Ashley Young For Bentley, Keane and Jenas – A Fair Swap?

Ollie Irish

30th, July 2010


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:

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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?

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  1. syndex says:

    harry could offer bentley,jenas and 10 million or the more bentley and 5 million (I think he would have more luck with the latter).

  2. Ala says:

    Christ, you couldn’t even give Jenas away these days…

  3. Thomas says:

    Don’t include Jenas or Keane but they should offer Bentley and 5-10M. I think with the CL schedule this year…you’ll want defoe, crouch, AND keane for fitness concerns. If Villa lose Milner and Young…ouch.

  4. Bry says:

    As a Villa fan – bad deal. Young is always providing goals/assists and is 25. Those three Spurs makeweights aren’t fit to lace his boots. Keane is past it and off the field is a nightmare, Bentley is bad attitude personified, Jenas…we don’t need another Sidwell.

    No thanks.

  5. tom t says:

    syndex, 10m + bentley, for ashley young??????????? so ashley young is worth 14m. i think not. none of these 3 have played consistently last year, and their combined value of 15-18m is still a long way off young’s market value.

  6. hmmm says:

    martin o’neil likes jenas (dont know why) bentley did well for us when lennon was injured so keep him.. as for robbie keane he has been a good player for spurs but is at the tail end of his career…so swap jenas and keane for young

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