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.
Inter Milan wing back Ashley Young could leave the club in the summer as his current deal with the Nerazzuri expires at the end of this season. Ashley Young signed a deal until the end of this season when he signed for Inter Milan from Premier League giants Manchester United. According to FCInterNews.it, Ashley Young is on course to leave Inter Milan this summer and that the club has targeted Simone Bastoni as the potential replacement for him. Simone Bastoni has had a good season for newly promoted team Spezia until this point and he could join the big league by moving to Inter Milan later this year.
The publication from FCInter News revealed that Inter Milan officials want to carry out a major surgery on the playing squad at Inter Milan ahead of next season and that the club wants to also reduce the high wage bill. Ashley Young earns around €3m on a yearly basis and Inter Milan are not willing to renew his contract. Instead, Inter Milan would go for someone like Simone Bastoni, who earns around 10% of what Ashley Young is being paid.
Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has claimed that Lady luck failed to smile on their team in the recent match against Sampdoria, which ended in a 2-1 loss for the title challengers. The game featured Ashley Young playing in the wide positions and the away team had an early opportunity to get the lead when Alexis Sanchez was awarded a penalty. However, the former Manchester United forward was unable to convert from the spot. Just a few minutes later, it was Sampdoria’s turn to be awarded the penalty but they took the chance through Antonio Candreva.
The goal seemed to change the course of the match as Inter were under a lot of pressure to get the result that would keep them in touch with the likes of AC Milan at the top of the table. As Inter pushed forward to get the equaliser,Keita Balde Diao came up with the goal that turned out to be the winner. A header from Stefan de Vrij provided hope for Inter but they were unable to get anything out of the match. The lack of Romelu Lukaku was a major blow for the team. The second scorer in the division has been able to get 12 goals for Inter so far. However, he was missing due to a muscle issue.Continue reading
Italian club football giants Inter Milan are considering the idea of handing England international player Ashley Young fresh terms that will see him stay at the San Siro beyond his current contract which expires in the summer. According to a recent publication from the stables of popular Italian transfer news portal Corrieredello Sport, Inter Milan are thinking about offering a lot of their players new deals and Ashley Young falls into this category. It was also revealed that the new contracts will see the players earn more money.
Apart from Ashley Young, Inter Milan players like Serbian international defender AleksandarKolarov, Italian international Andrea Ranocchia, Italian national team midfielders Roberto Gagliardini and NicoloBarella are also under consideration from the management of the club. Dutch international centre back Stefan de Vrij and Italian defender DaniloD’Ambrosio are also in the same category as the aforementioned Inter Milan players.
Ashley Young contributed his own quota as a left wing back as his Inter Milan side continued the impressive winning run in the Italian Serie A. England international Ashley Young made appearance number 12 in the league this season as Inter Milan came from behind to beat lowly Crotone in a convincing manner at home. Visitors Crotone were on the receiving end of a 6-2 thrashing at the hands of Inter Milan despite scoring the first goal of the game.
Inter Milan were able to record their eighth win on the bounce in the Italian Serie A after coming back from a goal down to record the win. Ashley Young was on the pitch for 75 minutes before being replaced by former Manchester United colleague Matteo Darmian. The scoreline was 4-2 when Ashley Young departed the game for Italian international Matteo Darmian and his team went on to score two more goals in the final fifteen minutes of the game through the impressive Lautaro Martinez who completed his hattrick on 78 minutes. Moroccan international AchraafHakimi atoned for his error in conceding an earlier penalty by netting the sixth goal of the game for Inter Milan.Continue reading
Inter Milan traveled to Germany to take on the country’s Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach in their most recent and fifth Champions’ League group game and eventually emerged 2-3 winners.
However, a certain incident that caught the attention of the watching fans and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was when Ashley Young missed an open-goal opportunity. The ball was already on the line and just needed to be tapped into the net, but Young’s foot misplacement meant he was going to record one of the contenders of the miss of the competition already.Continue reading
Inter Milan were able to keep the Champions League dream alive for the 2020-21 campaign after a 3-2 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach. The game could have gone very different had it not been for second-half goals from Romelu Lukaku. Matteo Darmian provided Inter with a lead after just 17 minutes, but the German outfit managed to level the scores just before half-time through Plea. After half-time, Inter had a difficult time and they were even let down by Ashley Young missing the goal from just 2 yards out. This was a horrendous miss for the 35-year-old, who has been deployed in various positions by the manager.
Lukaku, however, rescued Inter with a brace in the span of 10 minutes. As a result of the victory, Inter will be going into the next match as the group leaders. They are still fighting to become the winner of the group and qualify the knockout stages. However, a win against Shakhtar Donetsk in the final group match may not be sufficient to guarantee this status, as the group has been very tight. Inter also need the match between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Real Madrid to go in a favourable way so as to qualify as the group winners. This is due to the poor head-to-head record that Inter have in comparison with Madrid.
Inter Milan fullback Ashley Young enjoyed a very good career at Premier League giants Manchester United before he left the club to join the Nerazzuri at the start of the year. Inter Milan paid around €1m to sign the 35-year-old player during the 2020 January transfer window. Ashley Young is a utility player who can play either as a winger on the left or right side of attack and can also play either as a left fullback or as a right fullback plus the fact that he can perform well as a left wing back or as a right wing back.
Ashley Young spent the best part of his 17-year old professional career at Manchester United. He signed for the Red Devils in the summer of 2011 following a four-year stay with Aston Villa. While he was at Manchester United, Ashley Young won the Premier League title in the final season of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson during the 2012/2013 campaign. He also won the Europa League, the Capital One Cup, the Community Shield and the FA Cup title in his nine years at the Theatre of Dreams.
Italian football seems to be returning to the high status it was once known for in the past, as clubs from Serie A keep attracting hot prospects from all around Europe – to such an extent that they are not getting a reputation for giving youngsters a chance.
In recent years, teams in the Italian league have taken away faith from the youth and handed it to the older players (like Ashley Young and Zlatan), something they’ve often been criticized for.Continue reading