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Young remains committed to Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young
Young (right) was voted the PFA's young player of the year last season

Ashley Young has pledged his future to Aston Villa and insisted he still has things he wants to achieve at the club.

The 24-year-old winger has been linked to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

"It's flattering for me to be linked with such big clubs," said the 2008/09 Professional Footballers' Association young player of the year.

"But I'm an Aston Villa player, I'm happy here and I've got two and a half years left on my contract."

Fellow left-winger Stewart Downing's arrival from Middlesbrough also led to speculation that Young may be about leave.


However, Young, who joined Villa from Watford in January 2007, is adamant he has unfinished business with Martin O'Neill's side.

"If you look at when I came I set myself a lot of goals," he added. "I've achieved some of them, like getting into the England team, winning player-of-the-month awards and being named the PFA young player of the year.

"But there are still things that I want to achieve here. The club's on a high and on it's way up and hopefully so am I so I'm happy here."

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