Ashley Young to join Inter Milan on Friday as bargain fee is struck

Date published: Thursday 16th January 2020 8:30

Ashley Young is on the verge of joining Inter Milan after Manchester United agreed a €1.5million (£1.3m) fee with the Serie A club for the veteran full-back.

The deal for the 34-year-old England international is subject to a medical, scheduled to take place in Milan on Friday, and the agreement of personal terms.

The United club captain was out of contract in the summer, but Inter boss Antonio Conte was keen to tie up the deal during this month’s transfer window.

Young has made 18 appearances for United this season, scoring once against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League.

But the versatile defender has not featured since the FA Cup third-round tie at Wolves on January 4, missing the last three games as his future became increasingly uncertain.

Solskjaer was giving little away about Young’s future amid links with Inter when questioned over the weekend.

“Well, that’s a discussion me and Ash will have if it comes up, we haven’t got too many players fit and ready so we need the ones we have,” Solskjaer said.

“Ashley’s been very, very good for this club, been a very good captain this season, so let’s see where we are in June and February as well.”

 

Stevenage-born Young, who has won 39 England caps, began his career at Watford and joined United from Aston Villa for £17million in June 2011.

He made 261 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 19 goals, but has reportedly rejected the offer of a new deal at Old Trafford to make what many will see, at this stage of his career, something of a surprise move.

Young won a Premier League winner’s medal in 2012-13, in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season as United manager.

He also picked up winner’s medals in the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

Inter, who signed Romelu Lukaku from United last August and also have Alexis Sanchez on loan from the Red Devils, are second in Serie A, two points adrift of Juventus.

United, meanwhile, have been offered the chance to sign a imperious PSG star – but have been informed that any deal must wait until the summer.

 

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