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Young completes Villa double

08 August 2008 07:46
Aston Villa have made it a double by sealing the signing of former England right-back Luke Young from Middlesbrough. The 29-year-old moves to Villa Park for an undisclosed fee, arriving at Villa Park a matter of hours after left-back Nicky Shorey signed from Reading. Young had spent just one season at the Riverside, having previously made his name with Charlton Athletic and Tottenham Hotspur. The full-back also confirmed that he almost moved to Villa a year ago, before he eventually headed to the north east to join Boro. He told his new club's official website: "There was interest last summer, but it didn't quite happen for whatever reason. I'm just glad to find myself here now. "I think this is a great opportunity for me to try and win something. I think at the minute Villa are a notch above Boro and there's a great opportunity for me to play European football as well. "The chance of European football was definitely an important factor in my decision. You always want to test yourself at the highest level. "I had a brief stint playing European football at Spurs, but that was almost ten years ago and it will be great to get another chance this season. "It's definitely a case that Villa's ambitions match my own. I've worked hard over the last ten years to perhaps get this chance to show what I can do on a little bit of a higher stage."

Source: ESA