Ashley Young’s medical takes place; he will sign the contract right after as a new Everton player on a free transfer.
Ashley Young, who left Aston Villa at the culmination of the previous season, is expected to sign with Everton on a free transfer.
The 38-year-old is anticipated to sign a one-year contract at Goodison Park, with a physical scheduled for Tuesday to finalise the transfer.
Young has played consistently for Aston Villa over the past two seasons, appearing in 57 games in every tournament during his second stint with the team.
The 39-cap England international originally gained notoriety at Watford, then transferred to Villa in 2007, played for Manchester United, and finally played for Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A and Premier League consecutively.
Ashley Young appearances
He ranks 32nd all-time in the Premier League with 422 appearances, and he will seek to add to that total with Everton over the course of the upcoming year, at the very least.
Young reportedly turned down opportunities in the Championship and Europe in favour of the Toffees.
The seasoned player, who at some point in his playing life moved back into the centre of the defence from midfield, is anticipated to provide cover at the back row and can step in on either the right or left side of defence.
Everton boss Sean Dyche on a small budget
Everton hasn’t made many moves in the transfer market thus far this summer because Sean Dyche is trying to assemble a team that might avoid the same fateful struggle they had the previous year while working with a constrained budget.
Young is expected to be the first deal of the summer despite the fact that there have already been a lot of departures because there haven’t been any arrivals as of yet.
Tom Davies, Yerrt Mina, Asmir Begovic, and Andros Townsend are just a few of the free agents who have already gone.