Young ashley has joined Aston Villa on a one-year contract after snubbing Burnley’s interest, the Premier League side have confirmed.
The 35-year-old was a free agent after leaving Inter Milan at the end of the 2020/21 season.
He looked set to join Sean Dyche’s men earlier in the week following encouraging talks.
Villa, however, quickly moved in and is expected to land Young, who played for them from 2006-2011, making 190 appearances.
On the move, Villa head coach Dean Smith said: “Ashley brings with him a wealth of top-level football experience, both at club level and internationally, and he has just won a league championship. league in Italy.
“He is a player who can play in many roles and, having spoken to him at length, I know he is determined to make a real impact with us this season.”
TalkSPORT’s Jim White revealed earlier Thursday that Young was undergoing a medical exam at Villa.
Young was happy with the terms Burnley offered, which included a one-year contract with the option of an additional 12 months, before Villa hijacked the contract.
He rejected the opportunity to stay with Serie A champions Inter while he also claimed he turned down the possibility of returning to another former team at Watford.