Former Aston Villa player Ashley Young, who featured in 32 matches last season, is poised to undergo a medical examination on Tuesday after reaching an agreement to join Everton. The veteran player, currently a free agent after departing from Villa Park this summer, had discussions with Luton and attracted interest from Saudi Arabia, as reported by Sport News Center.
At 38 years old, Young boasts an impressive record, having clinched the Premier League and FA Cup titles during his tenure with Manchester United, as well as securing the Serie A championship with Inter Milan. As the first signing under manager Sean Dyche, the experienced full-back adds valuable depth to Everton’s squad.
Following the dismissal of Frank Lampard, former Burnley boss Dyche assumed the managerial position in January and successfully guided the club to Premier League survival on the final day of the season. Young, initially a winger before transitioning to a defender, achieved accolades such as the Europa League and League Cup triumphs with Manchester United. He also represented England on 39 occasions, including a semifinal appearance in the 2018 World Cup, where they were defeated by Croatia.
With an impressive career tally of over 700 games for both club and country, Young’s presence will offer Everton much-needed experience. The club narrowly avoided relegation in the past two seasons, making Young’s arrival particularly timely.
Currently, Everton is embarking on a five-day training camp in the Swiss Alps, where they will face Stade Nyonnais, a second-division team, on Friday. Stay up to date with all the latest news and developments by subscribing to our Everton coverage for comprehensive content.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Everton
When did Ashley Young leave Aston Villa?
Ashley Young left Aston Villa this summer after his contract at Villa Park expired.
Which team has Ashley Young agreed to join?
Ashley Young has agreed to join Everton.
Is Ashley Young undergoing a medical examination?
Yes, Ashley Young is scheduled to undergo a medical examination at Everton.
Who is Everton’s manager?
Everton’s manager is Sean Dyche, who took over in January.
What titles did Ashley Young win during his career?
Ashley Young won the Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester United, as well as the Serie A title with Inter Milan.
How many games did Ashley Young play for Aston Villa last season?
Ashley Young played 32 times for Aston Villa last season.
How many career games has Ashley Young played?
Ashley Young has played over 700 career games for club and country.
What national team did Ashley Young play for?
Ashley Young represented England and earned 39 caps, including playing in the 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia.