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Report: 'Unbelievable' player on brink of joining Aston Villa

Aston Villa are reportedly closing in on Ashley Young, according to Sky Sports.

The outlet claims the 35-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Villans.

Young and Villa have apparently discussed a one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

The veteran full-back is currently having a medical, added the report.

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Cover for Targett and Cash?

Young is set to depart Inter Milan this summer after turning down a new deal at the San Siro.

According to The Athletic, Dean Smith sees Young as potential cover for Matt Targett and Matty Cash.

The Villans reportedly want a player who can play on both sides if needed.

They are also considering keeping Frederic Guilbert as back-up next season following his loan at Strasbourg.

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Young played in claret and blue between 2007 and 2011, clocking up 190 appearances.

He then left Villa and joined Manchester United for £17m, making over 250 appearances for the Red Devils.

Young subsequently left Old Trafford in 2020 and joined Inter, where he won the Serie A title last season.

“Unbelievable” player – Jack Grealish

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish raved about Young last year on Twitter.

The 2007-08 campaign saw Villa finish sixth in the Premier League, with Young scoring eight goals and assisting 16.

Grealish said Young – who was just 22 at the time – was “unbelievable” that season.

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