Aston Villa have signed Ashley Young on a free transfer.
The former Villa winger (now turned left-back) is back at the club after 10 years since leaving them to join Manchester United.
He has signed a one-year deal at the club, and the vastly experienced Englishman is expected to play a key role for Villa next season.
Young took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after completing the move. Ian Wright, former England and Arsenal striker, has responded to his post.
Welcome back Ash. Great to see this happen for you
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) June 17, 2021
Young has enjoyed a stellar career. He made 190 appearances for Villa before moving to Manchester United.
At Old Trafford, he made over 260 appearances for the club during his nine-years stay. He won one Premier League title with the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson.
In Italy, he made 59 appearances for Inter Milan across two seasons. Last season, he made 34 appearances in all competitions and won the Serie A title.
Villa finished 11th in the Premier League last season, and they will be looking to break into the European places this term.
The Villa owners have backed Dean Smith with funds in the previous transfer windows, but the club needs more quality additions to boost their top-seven chances.
Villa have done incredibly well to wrap up the signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City, and now securing Young on a free transfer looks a cracking piece of business.
However, Villa’s transfer strategy can change dramatically if they lose Jack Grealish who is reportedly being by Manchester City.