May 26, 2024

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Former Aston Villa man Ashley Young eyed by Premier League club in ‘surprise’ move

The latest Aston Villa transfer news as the 37-year-old is available on a free transfer after leaving the club this summer.

Newly-promoted Luton Town are reportedly eyeing a move for Ashley Young on a free transfer this summer, following the expiration of his contract at Aston Villa.

The 37-year-old officially left Villa at the end of last month. He re-signed for the club in 2021, making a total of 53 appearances in the second spell as he helped the club to return to playing European football in the new season

According to TalkSPORT , Young has now emerged as a ‘surprise’ target for Luton Town this summer as they look to add Premier League experience to their squad. The Hatters were promoted via the play-offs in a penalty shootout against Coventry City back in May.Ashley Young of Aston Villa

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Any move could though be put in doubt, due to Young’s association with Luton’s rivals Watford. The full-back started his career at Vicarage Road before joining Villa in January 2007.

Speaking after the final game of the season , Young made it clear that he wanted to stay at Villa Park: “You’ll have to ask the manager and the owners, but I want to stay.” It was confirmed at the end of May that his contract wouldn’t be renewed, meaning that he was free to find another club.

Young has a total of 422 Premier League appearances in his career, meaning he would bring knowhow to Luton’s squad should a move be agreed. He could also join Marvelous Nakamba at Kenilworth Road with the Hatters keen to make a successful loan move last season permanent in the current transfer window.

The 29-year-old played 20 times for the club after signing on loan during the January transfer window. Those appearances included him playing the full 120 minutes of the play-off final vs Coventry.

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