Ashley Young keen The 36-year-old ex-Man Utd star is keen on extending his contract which is set to expire this summer.
Ashley Young moved to Old Trafford in 2011 for £16.2 million where he won the premier league title in 2012 with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Before moving to Old Trafford where he spent 9 years, Ashley Young spent 4 years at Villa Park ranging from 07-11.
Ashley Young and Villa Park
In his 4 Years at Villa Park, Ashley Young made 190 appearances scoring 38 times
Former English international returned to Villa Park after winning the Seria A title with Antonio Conte.
Since his return, he has played 22 games including 10 starts.
Ashley Young’s most recent contribution came against Leichester and proved to be a much-needed part of the defense.
For his contribution, Ashley Young received praise from Villa’s shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez in the goalless draw against Leicester.
Ashley Young on Instagram: “Hard Fought Point. Travelling support again 👏🏾 200th start today 💜💙”
Steven Gerrard is very happy with Ashley Young’s stay at Villa Park and considers him a key player in the defense.
“I’ve made it clear to Ash that I want him to stay. There have already been discussions and the key to this will always be the player.
He is happy, wants to stay, negotiate and have his people connect to the club. There’s still a lot to discuss and there’s no rush but I’ll make it clear that we’re very happy with him”
Along with Ashley Young, Villa will also have to decide on Phillipe Coutinho.
The ex-Liverpool player is on loan to Villa Park till the end of the season.
The Brazilian had an immediate impact scoring 4 goals and 3 assists in his first 8 games.
Villa has lost their last 5 away matches and Coutinho’s form has dipped which has led to the uncertainty over his future at the Villa Park.
It would cost £33 million to seal the move for Coutinho permanently and then an additional £8 million a year in wages even after a pay cut.
The numbers are huge but are new normal these days.
It’s not that Villa can’t afford it but they’d be expecting performance and no poor run of forms.
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