Ashley Young’s exit from Manchester United appears to be getting closer.
According to Sky Sports, the 34-year-old has turned down a one-year contract extension to remain at Old Trafford, with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still keen to keep him for his versatility and experience within the squad.
But, as reported by BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone, Young has turned down United’s advances as he wants to play more regular first-team football.
Young is said to be excited by the prospect of playing Serie A football, and will be linking up with former United teammate Romelu Lukaku if he does make the move to the San Siro.
We presume Young has been given assurances of a more prominent first-team role by Inter manager Antonio Conte.
Conte’s side currently sit joint top with Juventus in the league and the move would be a great challenge for Young who is now in the twilight of his career.
Young has been a good servant for United in his eight years at Old Trafford and is currently club captain.
But he has fallen behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams in the full-back pecking order and it seems inevitable that he will leave the club.
Ashley Young wants to play, hence why he turned down new deal @ManUtd. Excited by prospect of playing for Inter Milan. United still feel he is important member of Solskjaer's squad.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 9, 2020