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Official: Ashley Young seals return to the Premier League

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Former Manchester United star Ashley Young has confirmed his return to the Premier League from Serie A champions Inter Milan.

Ashley Young has returned to the Premier League by agreeing to re-join former club Aston Villa on a one-year deal.

The 35-year-old will become a free agent on July 1 once his contract with Inter Milan expires. He had been linked with another old team in Watford and Burnley, but ultimately settled on Dean Smith’s side.

Young previously played at Villa between 2007 and 2011. He made 190 appearances, managing 37 goals and 59 assists, and helped the club seal a solid sixth-place finish in the 2009/10 Premier League season – just six points outside the top-four.

“It feels amazing to be back, it feels like I’ve not left,” the midfielder told VillaTV.

“I’m just delighted to be back, seeing some old faces, being back at the training ground, seeing the facilities and how well they’ve grown.

“You can see how much the club has evolved since my time and I’m just ready to get down to work now.”

Young, who has won league titles with Manchester United in England and Inter in Italy, becomes Villa’s second signing of the summer transfer window after Norwich City’s Emiliano Buendia.

The Lions also recently had a £25 million bid rejected for Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe.