Manchester United stalwart Ashley Young is on the verge of signing for Serie A heavyweights Inter Milan with an agreement in place between the two clubs.
According to reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United skipper Ashley Young is closing in on a January transfer to Serie A giants Inter Milan after the two clubs reached an agreement over a transfer fee for the veteran.
Young is one of the longest-serving members in the Manchester United squad currently. Having joined from Aston Villa back in 2011, the Englishman has grown into an icon at the club, racking up 261 appearances in which he has scored 19 goals and assisted 43 more.
Young has been used as a full-back in recent seasons and with the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams all ahead of him in the pecking order, the 34-year-old hasn’t been able to get regular playing time in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. He has started just 14 of Manchester United’s 34 matches in all competitions this term.
Inter have expressed a serious interest in signing Young in the ongoing transfer window, as Antonio Conte seeks reinforcements in the wing-back slots, where the Nerazzurri have been found wanting at times. It is believed that Conte had tried to sign Young back when he was the manager of Chelsea and is now keen on securing his services at Inter.
Earlier reports had claimed that Young, who will be out of contract at the end of the season, was also intent on securing a transfer away from Old Trafford. And as per the latest update from Fabrizio Romano, both Young and Conte might be set to get his wishes as Manchester United and Inter Milan have agreed on a transfer fee for the veteran winger turned full-back.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 16, 2020
The report from Romano claims that the two clubs have struck an agreement over a fee of €1.5 million for Young, with a medical expected to be completed in the coming days.
While Manchester United will be losing a leader on the field and in the dressing room, Young’s transfer to Inter makes sense for all parties involved.
The Red Devils will be getting some fee for a player, who wasn’t a regular in the manager’s plans and was in the final few months of his deal, while Inter will be addressing an area of concern. Young, too, will stand a better chance of getting more minutes on the field with the Serie A giants.