Ashley Young confirms decision on Everton future as he provides update on contract negotiations


Ashley Young has told talkSPORT that he is very close to signing a new contract with Everton.

The former England defender has been with the Toffees since last summer, signing as a free agent on a one-year deal with an option for a further 12 months.


Young has been a success at EvertonCredit: GETTY

In May, the club confirmed that Young had been offered a new one-year contract.

Now, the former Aston Villa star has confirmed that the process is almost complete.

“We're close to everything being resolved,” he said on talkSPORT's Breakfast show. “There have been conversations over the summer.

“It's just a matter of sorting out the fine details now and I'll sign that contract.”

The former Manchester United left-back made 34 appearances for the Merseyside team and scored one goal.

He helped steer Everton away from relegation, as Sean Dyche's side faced an uphill battle after being deducted a total of eight points for violating the Profitability and Sustainability Standards.

The Toffees finished the season in 15th place, four points above the relegation zone.

Last week, talkSPORT reported that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri had accepted an offer from Roma owner Dan Friedkin for the club.

Young's experience has been key for Everton in a difficult period


Young's experience has been key for Everton in a difficult periodCredit: Getty

This came after months of uncertainty over who the new owners of the club would be, including the Unlucky acquisition attempt by 777 Partners.

Meanwhile, Young, now 38, looks set to continue his time at Goodison Park.

Ashley Young believes England should play with two No. 10s: Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden, leaving Declan Rice as the holding midfielder.

He began his career with Watford after coming through the Hornets' academy in 2003.

The defender then moved to Aston Villa in 2007, before making the most appearances of his career (261) for Manchester United.

Young won the Red Devils' most recent Premier League trophy in 2013, as well as the FA Cup in 2016 and the Europa League in 2017.

Following his departure from Old Trafford in 2020, Young played for Inter Milan, returned to Villa and will now continue his 21-year senior career with Everton.

Young also earned 39 caps for England from 2007 to 2017 and is part of talkSPORT's coverage for this summer's European Championship.

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