Manchester United's former Aston Villa winger Ashley Young left Watford seven years ago today.

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ashley Young was sold to Aston Villa for a club record transfer fee of £8m, rising to £9.65m depending on contract clauses.

The 21-year-old England Under-21 international had played a key role in the promotion achieved the previous season, but an injury to Marlon King had hampered the side's Premiership chances and seen winger Young forced into a more central attacking role.

Quickly establishing himself at Villa Park, Young would win the PFA Young Player of the Year Award during the 2008/09 season.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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