Former Watford player Ramon Vega has had his say on speculation linking Ashley Young with a return to the club, with the ex-Hornet telling the Watford Observer that it would be a romantic return for the full back.
Young last played for the Vicarage Road outfit back in the 2006/07 season after coming through the club’s academy and has since gone on to ply his trade with the likes of Aston Villa, Manchester United and now Inter Milan in what has been a glitteringly successful career to date.
However with the Englishman’s current contract running down towards expiry with the newly crowned Serie A champions, rumours have surfaced that he could well be open to returning to his old stomping ground this summer as he weighs up his options at the ripe old age of 35.
Now Vega has had his say on the speculation over the former Hornet:
“For Watford it’s not a big risk because he can help the younger players with his experience and on top of that he is a good player.
“He loves the club, started his career there and knows everything about the club. For him it’s like going home and for the fans it would be romantic.
“But they shouldn’t offer him more than a year contract because he’s 35. They should first see how he will be coping physically.”
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Young previously made 107 appearances for the club before leaving in January 2007 and has since gone on to win the likes of the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup during what has been a solid career in which he has also been recognised internationally by England.
I think this would be a smart signing for Watford to make as they would not only be adding experience but also someone who knows about the core values of the football club.
Young still has a lot to offer and you don’t see many bad players playing for the likes of Manchester United and Inter Milan, so there is no doubting his quality.
His ability to slot in at full back and on the wing also means that he could provide useful back up in several positions for Xisco Munoz.
Given that he is also available on a free transfer this summer, it would be fair to assume that a return to the club would be a forgone conclusion in terms of negotiations.