REPORT: Ashley Young Will Join Inter Milan

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Ashley Young of Manchester United gestures during the FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on January 04, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Manchester United full-back Ashley Young has agreed terms with Inter Milan to join them when his contract expires, according to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone. Young move to Italy at the end of the season, but a deal is still trying to be done to get the move through in this window.

Ashley Young Will Join Inter Milan at the End of the Season

A Loyal Servant

Young Joined Manchester United for £16.2 million from Aston Villa in the summer of 2011. His arrival at Old Trafford was part of United’s spending of the money they received for selling Christiano Ronaldo. Although he arrived in Manchester as a winger, the later years of Ashley Young’s career have seen him evolve into a full back. This is largely due to United’s lack of depth and lots of injuries in that position under Louis Van Gaal.

Lack of Game Time at Manchester United

Ashley Young struggles to get any game time at Manchester United. United’s right-back position is firmly secured by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw seems to have the left-back position in his grasp for now, however, youngster Brandon Williams is looking to take that from him. Despite a lack of depth, Young is seemingly deemed surplus to requirements by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United have youngsters such as Timothy Fosu-Mensah and have the potential to grow to a far higher quality than Young

Antonio Conte Likes Manchester United Players

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has already snapped up two Manchester United players. In the summer of 2019, he signed Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku from the Red Devils. The Chilean winger was signed on a one-year loan deal, while the former Everton and Chelsea striker Lukaku was signed permanently for £74 million. Ashley Young is his third signing from the Manchester side.

Looking For Experience

Ashley Young will be the second oldest player in the Inter Milan squad when he joins, second to goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. The squad is fairly young, with Conte’s Inter aiming to become the giants of Italian football. Young will bring experience to the team, something which is certainly a useful asset to have.

 

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