Ashley Young has expressed his gratitude towards the fans and staff at Inter in a Twitter thread following the Englishman’s move to Premier League club Aston Villa.
The 35-year-old’s contract with the Nerazzurri was set to expire at the end of the month, and he was allowed to rejoin former club Villa on a free transfer yesterday.
Inter had offered Young a one-year extension on his deal, with the player admired by new Inter boss Simone Inzaghi, but the player is believed to have preferred a move back to England for family reasons.
The player did not deapart on bad terms by any means, however, and he has expressed his continued love for the Nerazzurri in a farewell thread.
The Englishman is glad to have helped the club lift the scudetto for the first time in eleven years, and proud of his accomplishments during his season and a half with the Nerazzurri.
“Thank you @Inter, the players, the staff and of course you, the fans. The welcome from day one until the last day was incredible.
“You welcomed me into the Inter Family with open arms and I can’t thank you enough. you will always have a place in my heart as I watch from afar.
“Winning The Scudetto made my time at Inter so special and I really have to thank my teammates for that, what an amazing dressing room, amazing group on and off the pitch, you all helped me in your own way and we shared the best, most incredible moment by winning the title”
“To the staff, all of you helped me along my journey and I really do have friends for life in you all, so thank you.
“The Club, The President, The Directors, The Manager, everyone who made it possible for me to come to this fantastic club and be part of history, I owe you so much and can’t thank you enough.
“The Fans, before the pandemic hearing you singing in the stadium, memorably the match against AC Milan when we were 2-0 down at half time and we came back to win 4-2, that was because of the support and backing you gave us.
“The players and staff won The Scudetto but you were there with us all the way and we won it for you. The last few games of the season, seeing you outside the stadium, the scenes were incredible and they are memories that will stay with me for life.”
“I wish the Club, the players, the staff and you, the fans, the best for next season. FORZA INTER”
Thank you @Inter, the players, the staff and of course you, the fans. The welcome from day one until the last day was incredible. You welcomed me into the Inter Family with open arms and I can’t thank you enough 💙🖤 you will always have a place in my heart as I watch from afar. pic.twitter.com/0pY7Kd48br
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) June 18, 2021