The Lowdown: Young released
Young returned to Villa Park last summer on a free transfer and made 25 appearances in all competitions under both Dean Smith and Steven Gerrard.
Young only penned a one-year deal and was named as one of eight players set to be released by the club in the coming weeks, but it looks as if he may now pen a new contract in the Midlands.
The Latest: Romano’s update
Romano took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to provide an update regarding Villa and Young.
He revealed that ‘talks’ are in progress and that there is a ‘very good chance’ Young will be a Villa player next season.
Should Villa keep Young?
No, let him go!
The Verdict: Wise move?
The majority of Young’s appearances last season came as a left-back, which is now an area where Villa are short following Matt Targett’s permanent move to Newcastle.
With Young set to be released as it stands, Lucas Digne will be the only senior left-back available to Gerrard, so having the former England international on the books for a further 12 months could be a wise decision.
It looks as if all parties are open to the idea, and with Young capable of providing cover in a number of different areas, a move appears to be a smart call.
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