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.

The 36-year-old, whose first spell at Villa was from 2007 until 2011, loves Villa and the fans and is enjoying playing under manager Steven Gerrard, according to the report. In a specific point of view, it would make sense for Villa to hand Young another short-term deal. Yes, Young is 36 now, but he is hugely experienced, and his presence in the dressing room at Villa Park is surely going to help the younger players.

Young has made 10 starts and 12 substitute appearances in the Premier League for Villa this season, providing two assists in the process. He has also been able to garner a lot of experience across Europe and that could prove to be vital for the younger players at Villa Park as well. Having played for Manchester United and Inter Milan, having a player like him in the Aston Villa squad could come in handy, with manager Steven Gerrard expected to retain him and use him as a senior figure in the squad.

Also, it’s not necessary that he’s seen as a very important or regular player. He could be one of those players who the manager could call upon when they need to make a substitution to either kill time during a match or something close to that. Young could also prove to be very useful if any key player gets injured. He could come in as a direct replacement till recovery is achieved.

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