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Ashley Simon Young (born 9 July 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a winger or second striker for Aston Villa. Born and raised in Hertfordshire, Young started his career at Watford, making his first senior appearances in 2003 under the management of Ray Lewington. He became a first-team regular in 2004–05, and was one of Watford's key players in their promotion winning 2005–06 season. Young continued to play well for Watford in the Premier League, and in January 2007 he transferred to Aston Villa for a fee of £8 million, rising to £9.75 million with add-ons. Since then, he has established himself in the first team at Villa Park, and has earned 15 caps for the England national football team, scoring twice. Euro cup under 21, Denmark,