Inter Milan Eyeing Replacement For Veteran Defender Young

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.

Young will see his current contract at the Nerazzurri expire come the end of the current campaign, and it is looking highly unlikely that he will be offered a new contract after it does. Spezia defender Simone Bastoni was reported as the first man on the list earlier this week but it looks like Aguello has toppled him and is now the major target that Inter will go all out to try and sign this summer.

Aguello will not cost Inter so much money and is also on a low salary, making it even more likely that the deal will go through. However, at 26 years of age, signing him will probably go against Inter’s new transfer policy if going for much younger players and breeding them to become top talents in the future.

In the 26 appearances that Aguello has made this season, he has been able to score one goal and has also provided two assists.

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