Ashley Young tells Villa: I'm not signing a new deal

22 October 2010 07:55
Ashley Young has told Aston Villa he will not be signing a new contract before the summer.[LNB]The 25-year-old, signed from Watford by Martin O'Neill in 2007, insists he is happy at Villa Park but does not want to be distracted.[LNB]He said: 'I've told the people at Villa that I won't be signing a new contract at the moment.[LNB] Don't distract me: Aston Villa's Ashley Young won't sign a new contract with the club - but insists he won't be leaving [LNB]'I know they want to get it done now but my current deal still has a year to run after this season and I feel there is plenty of time to talk next summer.[LNB]'I want to stress that I have no problem with Aston Villa. I love the fans and I'm very much enjoying my football.[LNB]Back in an England shirt: Ashley Young[LNB]'I want to concentrate on what's happening on the field and don't want to get distracted.It's a big season for me and I'm hopeful there are good times ahead under the new manager.'[LNB]Villa, who replaced O'Neill with former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier this season, sit eighth in the Barclays Premier League.[LNB]Young, who cost Villa just short of £10million as a 21-year-old, returned to the England team this month for the 0-0 draw with Montenegro.[LNB]He said two weeks ago: 'I have said all along, I am happy with everything that is going on at Villa.[LNB]'I am delighted. The manager has come in and spoken to me. I have two years left on my contract but the main focus for me is to concentrate on my football.[LNB]'I am delighted with the club, I am delighted with the manager and the new regime and the way things are going.[LNB]'I've got two years left of my contract and I'm just concentrating on the football side of things and I am sure everything will get sorted.'[LNB]Young was the subject of intense speculation linking him with a summer move to Tottenham before the transfer window closed.[LNB]But Houllier had indicated earlier this month that he expected Young to commit his long term future to Villa 'sooner rather than later'.[LNB] Jean Makoun on Aston Villa and Arsenal radar as £11m Lyon midfielder heads for bargain January moveAston Villa defender Clark stuns England by pledging future to IrelandPSG's £14m-rated hitman Hoarau on Villa wish list as Houllier targets strikerThe Firing Line: Rocky road for Roy! Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson remains favourite for the chopWayne Rooney receives death threat: Angry fans with 'Join City & Die' banner outside his homeRooney told by Tevez: Join me at City... as United make late bid to keep himASTON VILLA FC

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