With only six months left on his current contract at Old Trafford, Ashley Young is free to talk to clubs outside of England in this window about a potential move in the summer.
Man United do have a one-year contract extension option on Young but it’s understood that this has yet to be activated.
At United, Young earns around £130,000 a week, which means he would likely have to take a pay cut to move abroad, though the lack of transfer fee involved in any potential deal means that Young would hope to secure close to his current wages at one of the larger European teams.
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It would appear however that Young would prefer to remain at Old Trafford if at all possible. Made captain under Jose Mourinho in Antonio Valencia’s absence, it seems Young is still very much in the plans of new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The right-back has captained the Red Devils from the start in two of United’s three matches under Solskjaer so far, playing a total of 227 minutes out of a possible 270 under the Norwegian, though will miss tonight’s fixture versus Newcastle after picking up a red card against Bournemouth in the last game.
However, if his contract situation isn’t resolved soon, you can be sure that interest from the Italian heavyweights will become more and more alluring to Young, who must be thinking about his options as he enters the twilight of his career.