Inter Milan have secured the signing of Ashley Young from Manchester United for a reported fee of €1.5 million.
Consequently, Harry Maguire is set to pick up the armband from the departing 34-year-old.
Young, whose contract was poised to expire at the end of the season has signed immediately for the Italian giants with a contract expiring on June 30, 2020 with an option of an extra year.
The former Aston Villa man made 261 appearances for United since moving from Villa in 2011, grabbing 10 goals within this period.
The full-back lifted the Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup, Community Shield and League Cup with United has been captain of the club for the past three seasons.
The 34-year-old in a farewell message on Twitter wrote:
“To Manchester United: You gave me the chance to play with legends, to win trophies, to work under the greatest manager in history and to be your captain.
“Thank you for letting me be part of your story for eight and a half years.
“To the United fans: Every time I walked on the pitch wearing your shirt I gave you my all.
“Thank you for your support during the highs and the lows. I leave as one of you, see you again in an away end soon.”
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Summer signing, Maguire is now set to pick up the captain armband on a permanent basis. The 26-year-old has adorned the captain band a number of times this term despite only joining United in the summer.
“He [Young] is 35 in the summer and if he gets a two-year contract somewhere it’s up to him to take that,” Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told reporters.
“We weren’t ready to offer that. He’s been a good servant for the club, he’s been captain, he’s won trophies. But we’ve got players coming through.
“Harry has been wearing the captain’s armband and he will keep wearing it. He’s come in and been a leader in the group. I’ve been impressed by his leadership skills.
“Everything about him tells me he’s a leader. He’s part of a group that we’ve had that have been leading this young group.”