Ashley Young is reportedly in talks to return to Watford in the summer, 14 years after leaving Vicarage Road.
The 35-year old came through the youth ranks at the Hornets and made over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Aston Villa in 2007.
The former England international has played an important role in Inter Milan’s impressive Serie A campaign this term, but his deal with Antonio Conte’s side expires at the end of June.
With no talks over an extension thought to be on the table, journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Watford are hopeful of re-signing their former starlet as a free agent for their return to the Premier League.
Romano adds that the Hornets, who have secured automatic promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking, will have ‘huge chances’ of landing the versatile midfielder if Inter opt against extending his contract.
Young has turned out 58 times for Inter since arriving in January 2020, scoring four times and assisting eight goals for the Nerazzurri.
Inter secured the Serie A title after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw with Sassuolo with four games still to play.
In October last year, the ex-England star – who was named in the 2018 World Cup team of the tournament – revealed he would quit life in Italy immediately for a return home.
On Watford’s ‘Golden Tales’ podcast, he said: “If I could go back and play there (at Watford) again, I would walk from Italy right now because it’s what I know, it’s where I come from and it’s what allowed me to be who I am and get where I am.
“For me, at my age now – and you can ask my family, you can ask my agent – if I had the opportunity to go back and finish my career at Watford, I would jump at the chance.”