Ashley Young has rejoined Aston Villa on a free transfer from Inter Milan.
The former England international returns to Villa Park on a one-year contract a decade
after he left to join Manchester United. NSL understands there is an option for a further
one-year extension in the deal.
Young, who turns 36 next month, won the Serie A last season with Inter but has opted
to return to the Premier League after also holding talks with another former club Watford
as well as Burnley.
I’m just delighted to be back, seeing some old faces, being back at the training ground,
seeing the facilities and how well they’ve grown. ‘You can see how much the club has
evolved since my time and I’m just ready to get down to work now.’
During his nine-season at United, Young won the Premier League title in Sir Alex
Ferguson’s final season at Old Trafford.
The winger also helped United win the FA Cup, the Europa League, and the EFL Cup.
‘Ashley brings with him a wealth of experience of top-level football both at club and
international level and he is joining having just won a league championship in Italy,’
said Aston Villa manager Dean Smith .
‘He is a player who can play in a number of positions and, having spoken to him at
length, I know he is determined to make a real impact with us this season.’