Veteran English player Ashley Young is eyeing a second league appearance of the season as his team do battle with hosts Arsenal on Wednesday night. The former Inter Milan and Watford star has played just once in the Premier League this season as Aston Villa continue to struggle under the managerial guidance of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

Ashley Young made his lone Premier League appearance of the season till date as a substitute during the home game with Merseyside side Everton. He made a cameo appearance during the game against the Toffees at Villa Park. Ashley Young came on for young midfielder Jacob Ramsey in the fourth minute of stoppage time.Continue reading

Aston Villa advanced through to the third round of the Carabao Cup after coming from behind to beat a battling Bolton side. Head coach Steven Gerrard made five changes to his starting XI with Ashley Young, Calum Chambers, Douglas Luiz, Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings all coming in.

Starting formation: 4-3-1-2

Emi Martinez – Had no chance with Charles’ opener but was alert at his front post to stop John’s cross from sneaking in. 6

Ashley Young – An attacking outlet in the first-half for Villa as he looked to bomb on. Young, who had to be wary of the energetic left-back Declan John, slipped Ings in on a few occasions. 6Continue reading

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.

According to reports, Sanson emerged as target for 2021 champions Besiktas after veteran midfielder Josef de Souza was struck down with injury and a deal for German international Nadiem Amiri fell by the wayside.  The Istanbul-based outfit want to sign Sanson on loan, with an option-to-buy. Coach Valerien Ismael, meanwhile, has allegedly held talks with his fellow Frenchman over the phone.Developments are expected imminently. Potentially as soon as this week. Continue reading

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.

Young was one of three Premier League players signed by Inter Milan during the 2019 winter transfer window. Apart from the former Watford star, Victor Moses and Christian Eriksenwere also signed by the Nerazzuri. Eriksen and Moses joined Young at Inter Milan in the same transfer window.Continue reading

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.
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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.

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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.
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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