Manchester United defender Ashley Young is set to leave the club in the coming days after a move to Italy with Inter Milan was agreed.
Young, 34, has only made 12 Premier League appearances for United this season with Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s arrival and the breakthrough of Brandon Williams reducing the need for his services.
According to the extremely reliable Fabrizio Romano, Inter have agreed a £1.3million deal with United to sign the defender in January, with Young being free to leave Old Trafford for free in the summer. The deal is expected to include bonuses and Young will arrive in Milan on Friday or Saturday to undergo a medical with Antonio Conte’s side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær had attempted to keep Young at the club for the remainder of the season by offering the former Aston Villa man a new contract, although it’s believed the offer was turned down and in-turn Young was excluded from any matchday squad to negotiate his move away from Manchester.
Young joined United in 2011, two years before Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. In his time at the club, he’s featured in a whole host of positions, both in attack and defence, scoring 19 goals and assisting 43 times in 261 appearances, according to transfermarkt.
The departure now sees Brandon Williams and Luke Shaw competing for the left-back spot, with Williams ahead of Shaw in the race in recent fixtures. With Williams’ age and Shaw’s injury history, a need for an additional option may be in the mind of Solskjær and Ed Woodward, but as seen with the pursuit of Bruno Fernandes, midfield reinforcements remains a priority.
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