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Aston Villa: Gabby Agbonlahor makes Ashley Young claim

Aston Villa: Gabby Agbonlahor makes Ashley Young claim -Aston Villa News

Former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has been reacting to the club’s talks with Ashley Young, as per Football Insider.

The Lowdown: Romano’s reveal

The 36-year-old made 25 appearances for Villa last season, lining out in seven different positions. Despite proving to be a valuable squad member, the veteran was named as one of eight players set to be released by the club over the coming weeks.

However, Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that the club are in ‘talks’ with Young over remaining in the Midlands, adding that there is a ‘very good chance’ that the 39-cap England international will still be at Villa Park next season.

The Latest: Agbonlahor’s comments

Agbonlahor, who contributes as a pundit for Sky Sports, was talking to Football Insider regarding Young following Romano’s update. He labelled a fresh deal for the soon-to-be free agent as a ‘no brainer’, saying it is ‘perfect’ due to the 36-year-old’s versatility.

The former Villa striker commented:

“All that will be happening is they will be negotiating the contract.

“I’m sure they will keep him. He’s so versatile, a professional and can still do a great job. I can 100 per cent see him re-signing.

“He can be cover for left-back, left-wing, right-back and as a number 10. He can play so many positions it’s perfect.

“When Digne is injured, he’s got a perfect replacement. Rather than having to go out and spend big on another left-back, he’s got one there in Ashley Young who can play everywhere.

“I think it’s a no-brainer and I’m sure they are just negotiating terms and it will be signed.”

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The Verdict: Makes sense

Steven Gerrard brought in Lucas Digne from Everton in January, but with Matt Targett sealing a permanent move to Newcastle, the Villa manager could be back to square one when it comes to strength in depth at left-back.

Digne will be the only left-back option with Young set to be released, so it does make sense to get the experienced Englishman back for a further 12 months.

Should Villa keep Young?

Yes, 100%

Yes, 100%

No, let him go!

No, let him go!

Gerrard hailed Young as ‘outstanding’ after his first game in charge at Villa Park, and with Young able to play out wide and in central midfield, we’re with Agbonlahor in believing that a new contract for the veteran is a ‘no brainer’.

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