Morgan Sanson’s Aston Villa nightmare could soon be over with Turkish giants Besiktas in talks to sign Steven Gerrard’s Premier League misfit, as reported by Takvim. Turkey’s Super Lig has become something of a regular landing spot for English-based talent in need of a fresh start in recent seasons. And just a couple of weeks after Trezeguet left Villa for Trabzonspor, Sanson could also be following in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil, Wout Weghorst Alex Runarsson and co.
Ashley Young has spent the majority of his career in English football. As a matter of fact, he has spent all of his professional football career in English football except the 18 months spent at Inter Milan. Ashley Young left Manchester United after several years at the club to sign for the Nerazzuriduring the 2020 winter transfer window. The transfer was officially confirmed on January 17, 2020 after Inter Milan and Manchester United reached an agreement on a transfer fee worth €1.5m. He signed a six-month deal at Inter Milan with the option of an additional year.Inter Milan would later exercise the extra year option for Ashley Young to take his time at the club to last summer.
Ex-England international Ashley Young was featured during the Manchester United clash at the Optus Stadium in Burswood, Australia earlier this weekend. He was a second half substitute as the two teams settled for a four-goal thriller. The two Premier League clubs had a perfect pre-season record before they faced each other in Australia. They had won three games each before the meeting on Saturday which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Experienced campaigner Ashley Young was able to face his former club at the Optus Stadium. The veteran player came on as a second half substitute for Scotland midfielder John McGinn on 64 minutes. Ashley Young will spend another season at Villa after he signed a one-year contract extension this summer. He returned to Villa Parkfor his second spell at the club last summer on a one-year contract.Continue reading
Aston Villa remain in talks with Ashley Young over the possibility of the veteran player signing a contract extension. This is despite the fact that he was on the list of released players for this summer.
English journalist Matt Maher writes for English & Star and he says Ashley Young could still sign a new contract at the club. It is understood that negotiations are ongoing to extendhis stay at Villa Park beyond this summer. Earlier last week, the veteran England player appeared on the released players’ list at the club. His Aston Villa contract runs out at the end of this month. The former Watford and Manchester United star is in his second spell at Villa having returned to the club last summer on the back of his Inter Milan spell.
Jack Grealish could one day return to Aston Villa after a disappointing start to his Manchester City career, former Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor believes. Grealish has scored just three Premier League goals since his £100million summer move from Villa Park. Ahead of Villa’s visit to Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League, where City secured a dramatic and scintillating comeback win to clinch the league title, Agbonlahor revealed that he believes that Grealish could go down the same route as Ashley Young and return to the club one day.
When asked if Grealish being on the other side would fire up the visiting fans on Sunday, Agbonlahor told talkSPORT that he doesn’t thiink they will mind, stating that he thinks a lot more Villa fans are okay with the idea. He said that at first a lot of them were hurt, one of their best players has left and obviously they were disappointed, but from social media now you see a lot that if Jack Grealish wants to come back tomorrow they would take him with open arms.Continue reading
Veteran Aston Villa player Ashley Young watched from the substitutes’ bench as his team came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Burnley who are in a relegation battle.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard rotated his team with an eye on the final day of the season this weekend, but Ashley Young was left out of the starting XI. The likes of Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho dropped out of the starting XI from the home game with London team Crystal Palace with the likes of Emiliano Buendia and Carney Chukwuemeka replacing them in the Villa XI.Continue reading
The Times have reported that Young is keen on staying at Villa beyond the summer of 2022 when his current contract runs out. The former Manchester United star, who can also operate as a full-back, moved to Villa on a free transfer in the summer of 2021 after leaving Inter Milan. Young signed a one-year contract with the Villans, and, according to The Times, he wants to continue playing for Villa.
Aston Villa had a fairly miserable return to Premier League action this afternoon after losing 2-1 to their Midlands rivals Wolves at Molineux.
The Villans found themselves 1-0 down after just seven minutes as full-back Jonny Otto got his name on the scoresheet. Things then got worse for the away side as Ashley Young, who replaced the injured Lucas Digne just a few minutes after the opening goal, ended up turning the ball into his own net with 36 minutes on the clock.Continue reading
Whilst speaking about the future of Ashley Young at Aston Villa, the former Liverpool captain compared his player to Milner. Gerrard said that Young is a player who can come in and do any job on a football pitch. He added that there aren’t many people who can do that, especially at his age as well. And that he’s one of a few, like James Milner, who are a manager’s dream.
Gerrard is clearly a huge fan of Milner, who he played together with for England. Gerrard also continued by saying that certain situations crop up where you need someone to come in and do a certain type of job. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the left, the right, in the middle, in attack, it doesn’t matter what you ask them to do, they just carry it out.Continue reading
This past weekend saw Christian Eriksen return to the football pitch to play a professional match for the first time since his long layoff from football. The Danish midfielder was introduced onto the pitch by Brentford for the first time since sealing a move to sign for the English Premier League club in the summer. Following the scary incident that happened at the UEFA Euros competition during the Finland and Denmark game that saw Eriksen collapse on the field and almost lost his life, a lot of people believed that the midfielder would no longer be seen playing football.
His contract was terminated by Inter Milan as the Italian Serie A rules forbade him to continue playing with his heart condition. However, his return to playing football was applauded by a lot of people, including Aston Midfielder veteran and his friend, Ashley Young. Young took to social media to send his former teammate and friend, Christian Eriksen, a message following his return to football this weekend.Continue reading