Inter to Trigger One-Year Contract Extension for Ashley Young

Nischal Schwager-Patel
FC Internazionale's Ashley Young.
FC Internazionale's Ashley Young. / MB Media/Getty Images

Inter will extend Ashley Young’s contract at the club by an extra year, triggering a clause in the Englishman's contract.

The 34-year-old joined I Nerazzurri in January, bringing his nine years with Manchester United to an end. As he approaches the climax of his initial six-month contract, the Serie A side are set to keep him at San Siro for at least another season.

Young (right) celebrates scoring for FC Internazionale.
Young (right) celebrates scoring for FC Internazionale. / Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

As reported by The Telegraph, Inter will trigger the extra year in the deal to keep Young for the 2020/21 season, having impressed so far under Antonio Conte. There is a 'mutual option' that must be decided between the two parties, but both seem eager to continue the current agreement.

They add that Young’s future at Inter will be set once it is known what will be done with the remainder of the Serie A season. The Italian top flight has been suspended since 9 March due to the coronavirus pandemic, though is set to return on 20 June.

Young has played all five Serie A games since arriving in Milan, registering an assist in his debut against Cagliari. The Englishman has a goal and an assist in seven appearances for Inter, as Conte’s side sit third in the league with 13 games still to play.

Young in action for Manchester United.
Young in action for Manchester United. / Visionhaus/Getty Images

The 34-year-old’s move to Italy was his first abroad, having spent his entire career with England. Young had decent spells with Watford, Aston Villa and United, winning six trophies across his club career in England.

He finally left United in the January transfer window for a fee for £1.3m. He had joined the Red Devils in 2011 for a reported fee of £17m, making 261 appearances and winning every domestic honour on offer, as well as the Europa League in 2017.

Christian Eriksen (left) and Victor Moses (right) line up for Inter.
Christian Eriksen (left) and Victor Moses (right) line up for Inter. / Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Young was one of three players to make the switch to Inter from the Premier League in January, as Conte set his sights on England to build his squad. Victor Moses joined on loan from Conte’s former side Chelsea – his fifth loan deal of his career – while Christian Eriksen was signed from Tottenham for £17m.

Inter are third in Serie A, nine points off leaders Juventus with a game in hand. I Nerazzurri are chasing their 19th Scudetto, and their first in a decade after they won five consecutive titles from 2006 to 2010.

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