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Say it ain't so...Young not off?

Ashley Young's proposed move to the San Siro could be in doubt, with Inter Milan and Roma close to agreeing a swap deal involving Matteo Politano and Leonardo Spinazzola, according to Sky in Italy (Jim Cocklordio).

Roma have been forced to act on the transfer market after midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo ruptured his Anterior Crucial Ligament in the 2-1 defeat to Juventus on Sunday night and have set their eyes on Inter winger Politano to replace the 20-year-old.

Inter have been looking for a left full-back and were in talks to sign Manchester United's Young, who turned down a new one-year contract at the club with a view to signing for the Serie A club.

The 34-year-old's contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of this season, but it remains unclear whether United will permit him to leave this month.

However, Inter have now turned their attention to Roma's Spinazzola and if a deal is agreed, Young would be no longer required.

posted on 14/1/20

comment by Kung Fu Cantona 🙏🏼 🇵🇸 (U18082)
posted 4 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Diafol Coch 77 - A Reputable Poster (U2462)
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comment by _Viva_Vida (U6044)
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Inter Milan’s deal to sign Ashley Young is still on the table, but there is no final agreement with Manchester United.

Sky in Italy are reporting Inter are close to agreeing a swap deal with Roma that would see left back Leonardo Spinazzola move to the San Siro and Matteo Politano move the other way.

Young would like the opportunity to talk to Inter, but Man Utd are reluctant to let their captain leave given his experience and offered Young a new contract, which was rejected.

Young can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club and join for free in the summer, but privately feels doing that would be disrespectful. It is thought he would prefer a clean break now.
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I'd hold nothing against Young if he signed a pre-contract elsewhere. He'll not go down as one of the greats but I don't think anyone can doubt his professionalism and determination to do his best for United.
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His professionalism has gone out of the window IF reports are true that he refused to play.
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What evidence is there for this?

posted on 14/1/20

comment by Elvis (U7425)
posted 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 45 minutes ago
Doesn’t surprise me, he’s from the academy.
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Looks as good as G Nev did when he came through. Why not play him? Get 20 PL games under his belt this season. 30 or so next season and that is him established. There are more important areas that need strengthening. Give the kid a chance like Liverpool have done with TAA.
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We haven’t seen half of what Williams is capable of yet.

He can get up and down like a train for 90 minutes, has good pace, great feet, great anticipation, and is absolutely fearless.

If/when he bulks up, he could be an absolute beast (in terms of imposition, rather than stature) physically and an excellent asset.

posted on 14/1/20

And it may well be four or five years before we start to see that, rosso. So in the meantime, we need an established right back as Shaw cannot be relied on.

posted on 14/1/20

*left back

posted on 14/1/20

Yeah, I’m not arguing we shouldn’t try to strengthen if the club feels Shaw isn’t up to it.

There are bigger priorities though. In, like, six positions

posted on 14/1/20

I think it’s one of our biggest problem positions. Sadly I think we’ll probably persist with Shaw for another year. He’s the left footed Phil Jones.

posted on 14/1/20

comment by Mason The King Greenwood (U10026)
posted 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
I think it’s one of our biggest problem positions. Sadly I think we’ll probably persist with Shaw for another year. He’s the left footed Phil Jones.
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In terms of positions to upgrade, given 4-2-3-1 every week, I’d focus first on number ten, number six (twice), number nine, and a centreback before worrying about LB, personally.

posted on 14/1/20

I read yesterday that Leicester wanted Shaw to replace Chillwell

Now I don’t know who comes off worse there - the newspaper who claimed it or Leicester who might actually want it

posted on 14/1/20

Depends what we do in January, as I’m talking in the summer. A top left back would really add a new dimension to our attack.

We don’t seem to be able to make multiple transfers per window, however, so what should be addressed in the space of two years will take us four.

posted on 15/1/20

I think we should be looking at someone 27-29 for that if we have faith in Williams to be as good as we all hope. Shaw has gone backwards after last season and he was good but not great in a poor season. I'm more concerned that he keeps getting injured as he isn't even reliable as a back up.

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