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.
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.
Aston Villa icon
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.