Liverpool make £2.75m bid for Luke Young
Written by Siobhan McCall.
Reports today suggest that defender Luke Young could be on his way to Anfield. The Reds have offered £2.75m for the former England full-back, a fee which has been accepted by Aston Villa. Martin O’Neill confirmed that there was interest in the 31-year-old and told Avfc.com :
There has been an offer from a football club, which Luke is mulling over and if it doesn’t materialize then he would also join us [in Portugal] because he needs to play some football soon.
Young, who become known as ‘Mr Consistent’ at previous club Middlesbrough, had an impressive first season at Villa and quickly became a fans’ favourite. In 2009, however, he only started in 14 league games after losing his favoured right-back position to Carlos Cuellar. His year was also greatly affected by the death of his 17-year-old brother Andre, last August.
Roy Hodgson has been impressed by the versatility of the former Charlton captain and tried to sign him earlier this year whilst manager of Fulham. Young is comfortable in both full-back positions and he can provide cover for Glen Johnson as well as taking over on the left. This is a position where Liverpool are in desperate need of reinforcements, following the sale of Emiliano Insua, and Fabio Aurelio’s exit on a free transfer.
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