Ashley Young passes Man United medical ahead of £16m move
Published 17:53 22/06/11 By David Anderson
Ashley Young will finally complete his £16million switch to Manchester United in the next 24 hours after coming through his medical.
Young was assessed by United’s medical team this afternoon at the private Bridgewater Hospital near Manchester city centre.Video: Why are United spending £16m on Ashley Young when they already have Valencia and Nani? Step this way...
Young’s tests were the final hurdles in his move from Aston Villa to Old Trafford and the transfer was agreed earlier this month before he went on holiday.
The England winger will sign a five-year deal with United, which will double his wages to £130,000-a-week.
United are making Young one of the best-paid players at the club to fight off Liverpool and Manchester City and the Blues were ready to hand him an even bigger deal.
The Premier League champions hope to announce Young’s capture before the weekend and his arrival will take Sir Alex Ferguson’s spending to £50million with Phil Jones already signed and David De Gea set to join.