Ashely Young has rejoined Aston Villa on a free transfer from Inter Milan after winning the Serie A last season. The former Aston Villa player returns a decade after he left to join Manchester United, where he won the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
The former England international was on the radar for Watford and Burnley as well, but decided to return to his former club. Young made 34 appearances in all competitions for Inter Milan last season after leaving Manchester United.
Speaking to VillaTV, Young said “It feels amazing to be back, it feels like I’ve not left.”
“You can see how much the club has evolved since my time and I’m just ready to get down to work now.”
“When I heard of the interest from Aston Villa, it was straight to my agent ‘get a deal done, whatever you can, get a deal done. Watching from afar, seeing the squad, how well they did last season, how well they’ve been doing.”
“The staff, the manager, how the players want to play for him; they’ve got that hunger, he’s got that desire, that winning mentality. And, for me, I know I’ve got that winning mentality.”
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith told the club’s website “Ashley brings with him a wealth of experience of top-level football both at club and international level and he is joining having just won a league championship in Italy.”
“He is a player who can play in a number of positions and, having spoken to him at length, I know he is determined to make a real impact with us this season.”
Source: Sky Sports