Burnley linked with surprise move for Inter Milan star

Date published: Saturday 12th June 2021 2:36 - James Holland

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Burnley are looking to sign Ashley Young on a free transfer from Inter Milan, according to reports.

The former England international recently helped Inter to pick up their first Serie A title in 11 years.

He could now leave on a high after running down his contract in Italy.

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According to the Mirror, Burnley will attempt to pull off a major transfer coup by landing Young this summer.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche wants a new wide man following the departure of Robbie Brady.

Young could fill that role well, while also providing plenty of experience to the Burnley squad.

Dyche is aiming to use his relationship with the player to secure a transfer. The pair worked together at Watford when Young was making his way into the first team.

The 35-year-old is thought to be attracted by the stability offered at Turf Moor. His position in the side would be almost guaranteed under Dyche.

They’re Premier League regulars too, having finished above the relegation zone in each of the last five seasons.

Burnley are planning to offer Young a 12-month contract with the option of a further year.

However, they will face plenty of competition to land his signature. Inter don’t want to lose Young just yet and look set to offer him another year on his current deal.

Newly-promoted Watford could also move for the winger. They’re on the search for reinforcements to ensure top flight survival next term.

Young came through the Hornets’ academy and made over 100 appearances for the club before joining Aston Villa in 2007.

A Vicarage Road return would be a fairytale ending to the Englishman’s successful career.

He won a host of trophies during his time with Manchester United between 2011 and 2020. The Premier League title came in 2012/13, as well as the Europa League four years later.

Young is coming off the back of a good campaign with Inter. He made 34 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and setting up four more.

The Italian giants stormed their way to the title, picking up 11 points more than second-placed AC Milan.

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