Internazionale has reached an agreement to sign a new reinforcement for the end of the 2019/20 season. They have signed Ashley Young, from Manchester United, on a contract of six months. The official announcement coming from the Italian club happened this Friday.
Inter have the option to extend the deal with Young for another season if they wish to. In addition to that, the full-back will now join his former Man United teammates Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
The value of the transaction was quite low for European standards: the Nerazzurri had to pay only 1.5 million euros, according to the British media. The reason is that Young’s contract with United ended at the end of this season, and also because of his age.
In the current season, Young had played 18 games for the team from Manchester and, despite not being one of the unquestionable in the team led by Solskjaer, he was the captain of the Red Devils.
As soon as the deal was sealed, Man United’s coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that the English club would not be an obstacle for Young to transfer to the Italian giants.
“On Ashley’s head what he wanted was to try a new adventure and he is approaching 35 now. He did a fantastic job and served this club in a fantastic way,” said United’s manager.
“I think for him it was an opportunity for which he had to say yes. We got a transfer fee from someone who was loyal to the club.”
Young began his career at Watford before moving to Aston Villa in 2007 and joined United four years later. He made 39 appearances for the English national team and his last game with England was the defeat to Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semifinal.
For the Red Devils, where he played for 9 years, he made 192 appearances and scored 15 goals.