Ashley Young extends contract with Aston Villa | OneFootball
Ashley Young extends contract with Aston Villa
Ashley Young has extended his stay at Aston Villa after putting pen to paper on a one-year contract.
The 36-year-old returned to Villa Park on a short-term deal last summer after leaving Serie A side Inter Milan on the Bosman rule.
Young made 24 appearances for the Villans in the Premier League last season, finishing with two assists to his name.
Viewed as a key and highly-influential member of the squad by Steven Gerrard, Villa opted to retain his services through the 2022-23 campaign.
“It was the ambition of the club, the manager, the staff and the players as well,” Ashley Young said via the Aston Villa official website.
“I got to know the staff and the players really well last season, and I wasn’t ready to go into retirement just yet.
“When I spoke to the manager towards the end of the season, he told me what he thought about me and that he wanted me to stay. He was a massive factor.”
Young began his playing career with Watford before completing a record £8 million transfer to Villa in 2007.
He enjoyed a personally impressive debut campaign in the Premier League, scoring five goals and creating six as the Villans finished 11th in the table.
The Englishman has made 207 appearances for Gerrard’s men over his two spells at the club, scoring 32 goals and providing 46 assists.
Meanwhile, Egyptian forward Trezeguet has completed a permanent exit to Turkish outfit Trabzonspor.
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan with Istanbul Basaksehir, scoring six goals and providing three assists to help the club secure a fourth-place finish in the Super Lig.
Trezeguet enjoyed a three-year stint at Villa Park, making 64 appearances and scoring nine goals, including the winner against Leicester City to send the Villans through to the 2020 Carabao Cup final.
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