Aston Villa mean business this summer, as they inch closer to securing another top transfer.
The Dean Smith-led side finished on a respectable 11th-position in the Premier League last season, and are further moving in a positive direction with their transfer dealings ahead of the new campaign.
Villa beat Arsenal for the signing of Norwich City playmaker Emi Buendia, and also had a bid rejected from the North London outfit for Emile Smith Rowe. They did all this while somehow keeping hold of their superstar captain Jack Grealish.
Now, the Birmingham-based club are expected to bring their former player Ashley Young back to England. The Serie A winner is finalising personal terms over a free transfer from Inter, reports Sky Sports.
The 35-year-old, who left Villa Park in 2011 for Old Trafford, is expected to take a medical in the next 24 hours. He is also wanted by Watford and Burnley. But as things stand, Villa are in driving seat, with talks over a one-year contract plus the option of extending for a further 12 months underway.
Matt Targett and Matty Cash have been a reliable full-back pair for Smith, but there isn’t any solid option to cover either.
Young’s versatility and experience in this regard will be ideal for a club expected to fight for European qualification based on their approach in the transfer market.