Following the transfer of playmaker Jack Grealish from Aston Villa to Manchester City this summer, there have been questions raised about whether the club would be able to cope well without their talisman captain. Grealish sealed a dream move to the Etihad Stadium a few days ago and revealed that it was a move he could not refuse to turn down even though he was reportedly interested in moving to City’s neighboring rivals Manchester United. The England international midfielder’s departure will leave Villa short of a serious attacking threat and they are expected to miss him this coming season but Ashley Young Insists that they will try to cope without their now-then captain.
Young was re-signed by Aston Villa this summer from Inter Milan and followed a similar path Grealish has now followed as he left Villa Park to sign for Manchester United many years ago under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Since leaving Aston Villa, Young has played for Manchester United and Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan, the club he helped win the league title last season before sealing his return to boyhood club Villa.
Veteran England player Ashley Young has stunned his new Aston Villa teammates with his fitness levels since returning to the club this summer.
36-year-old Ashley Young re-signed for Villa this summer. He opted to return to Aston Villa ahead of another former club Watford. Burnley were also keen on signing him. Ashley Young became a free agent this summer after the expiration of his contract at Inter Milan whom the Englishman helped to win the Italian Serie A title for the first time since 2010.
Ashley Young completed a move to his boyhood club, Watford, after a successful spell with Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A but recent reports have revealed that Watford were not the only side that were trying to sign him this summer. Young was signed by Manchester United from Watford a long time ago and even though he was signed as a winger, he was converted to a right-back as there was too much competition for places in the attacking department of the Red Devils squad at the time under their former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Following his move to Old Trafford, Young had to pick between maintaining his winger identity and sitting on the substitute’s bench or being transformed to a defender and playing regular football. He picked the second option and that was how he managed to last for a long time at Manchester United. However, his time was beginning to get over after the Red Devils appointed Olé Gunnar Solksjær as their new manager following the sacking of the previous boss José Mourinho.
Former Manchester United defender Ashley Young recently sealed a return to English football after re-joining Watford, one of the former clubs he played for before sealing his big move to Old Trafford a lot of years ago. The former England international star was initially signed as a winger by former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson but he was gradually converted to a defender after spending some years at the club. Young was a decent attacker during the early years of his career and also played for Aston Villa but with United having a lot of attackers in their team, he had to settle for a different role just so he could continue playing games.
After spending so many years at Old Trafford, Young was eventually allowed to leave the club after being sold by manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan some months ago. The English player was attracting interest from several clubs and chose Inter because he loved their project more than that of the other teams that approached him to sign for them. His decision paid off eventually after he had a role in helping Inter claim their first Serie A title after so many years.
Former Manchester United defender Ashley Young is reportedly a serious transfer target for English club Watford. The former England international star is also a former Watford player and he is now wanted by the club he played for before joining the Red Devils some years ago under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. Although he is currently at current Italian Serie A Champions Inter Milan, Young has reportedly signaled his interest in returning to his boyhood club.
Many would wonder why Young would be showing interest in returning to Watford when he could continue to live on the Great career he has started already in Italy, but it is reportedly a personal decision from the player. Several reports recently disclosed that Inter offered Young a fresh one-year contract extension for him to continue his stay at the club but he is already well aware that he would not be the first-choice option at right-back as the position is currently owned by Achraf Hakimi, who is also being strongly linked with a move away from the Milan giants.
When Manchester United appointed Olé Gunnar Solksjær to become their new manager and a replacement to the sacked José Mourinho, it was almost immediately evident that the former Cardiff City manager did not see striker Romelu Lukaku as an integral part of his team. The Belgian striker was huge trouble to contend with for Premier League defenders and he was also scoring goals wiring his time at Old Trafford but Solskjær felt he wanted a more ball-playing striker, something Lukaku really wasn’t.
After a few games in charge of United, Solksjær started dropping Lukaku to the substitute’s bench and was using Anthony Martial ahead of the Belgian striker. Martial, on the other hand, fit perfectly into Solksjær’s playing style and he did not need to be found with incessant crosses into the opponent’s box, something the team would easily do if Lukaku was on the pitch.
Former Manchester United defender Ashley Young has declared that he can’t wait to finally lift a league title this season and is elated that he will be doing it with Inter Milan in what is looking like his last season at the club. The former England international star has been a crucial part of Antonio Conte’s revolution at the club and joined a host of new signings last summer who have come up clutch for the club this season.
No other team has deserved to win the Italian Serie A title this season other than Inter Milan and it’s because of how they have played with so much unity, desire, passion, and dedication. They have displaced Juventus at the top of the helm and are set to stop the Old Lady’s title-winning streak that has stood for years now.
Inter Milan defender Ashley Young has revealed that it was a very hard task to have said no to the Italian Serie A giants when they came knocking on his door for a transfer to Italy. The former England international defensive star left English Premier League giants Manchester United and sealed a transfer to the Nerazzurri last year in a deal worth around €1.5 million and he has now opened up on the transfer.
Since signing for Inter Milan, the Englishman has featured for the Italian side on 54 occasions and has had a hand in 12 goals having scored four and provided eight assists so far. Speaking on Slimzilla Daily, Young said the opportunity to sign for Inter just came right at him and he could not even refuse it.
Inter Milan right-back Ashley Young is reportedly nearing an exit from the club and is already a transfer target to a couple of clubs across Europe, in China, and in the Major League Soccer. The former England and Manchester United star has continued to fall further down the pecking order at the club especially with Achraf Hakimi not looking like he will be slowing down anytime soon.
Hakimi completed a permanent transfer from Real Madrid last summer and has cemented himself as Inter Milan’s first-choice right-back since his permanent move, making it very difficult for Young to find his way to the first-team. Young is already getting closer to 35 and is currently being deemed surplus to requirements by manager Antonio Conte who reportedly no longer wants the former Aston Villa man to continue at Inter when his current deal expires this summer.
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has reportedly given a clear hint that he will not be trusting defender Ashley Young for the long-term and is already creating a list of potential candidates that will replace the veteran defender when his time at Inter finally comes to an end. Young has been a great signing for Conte since he moved to Italy from English Premier League giants Manchester United but with age no longer on his side, his exit from the club is becoming more increasingly likely.
One of the players that Conte has identified as the defender’s replacement is Sampdoria’s outstanding full-back Tommaso Aguello. The defender only joined Sampdoria last summer but it is looking like he will not be spending so much time at the club, given how difficult it might be for Sampdoria to resist the approach of a club as big as Inter Milan.