INTER MIAMI are ready to rival Watford for Ashley Young should he exit Inter Milan.
Ex-England star Young, 35, won Serie A with the Italian giants this season but his current contract expires this summer.
Inter Milan star Ashley Young is being chased by both Inter Miami and former club WatfordCredit: Getty
SunSport exclusively revealed that Watford are keen on bringing back their former academy product.
It would be an emotional homecoming ahead of their return to the Premier League.
But David Beckham’s MLS franchise Miami also fancy signing the versatile veteran, who won the Premier League in 2013 with Manchester United.
Ambitious Miami are building an exciting squad having lured a number of high-profile players in recent windows, including boss Phil Neville.
Their squad includes World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi, ex-Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, former Stoke hardman Ryan Shawcross.
But they know they have a battle on their hands with the Hornets in the race to secure Young’s services.
Young featured in 110 games for the Hornets between 2003-2007, scoring 22 goals including 15 strikes in the 2005-06 season.
Speaking on Watford’s ‘Golden Tales’ podcast in October, 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.”
Before adding: “I know what started my career. It was Watford.
“I always say and I will always say it’s my home.”