Ramon Vega believes that a potential return of Ashley Young to Watford would be ‘romantic’ for the fans given the player’s special bond with the club where it all started for him.

Young came through the ranks at Watford before he went on to become a Manchester United legend via a fruitful spell at Aston Villa.

Young’s Inter Milan side won their first Serie A title in eleven years but the former England international has struggled for game time at the San Siro, starting only three of the Nerazzurri’s last 14 league games with manager Antonio Conte often giving Ivan Perisic the nod at left-wing back.

Young, who turns 36 in June, is out of contract this summer with Inter's intentions regarding a new deal not clear and Watford interested in resigning him.

Former Hornet, Vega, insisted that the full-back's age and lack of regular game time should not deter Watford from bringing him back to Vicarage Road as younger players can benefit from his experience.

But with the player no longer being in his prime and the best years of his career behind him, the former Swiss international feels the club should not offer him more than a one-year deal.

“For Watford it’s not a big risk because he can help the younger players with his experience and on top of that he is a good player," said Vega. "He loves the club, started his career there and knows everything about the club. For him it’s like going home and for the fans it would be romantic.

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“But they shouldn’t offer him more than a year contract because he’s 36. They should first see how he will be coping physically.”

Despite impressing in his first season at Inter Milan, Young’s influence on the team has waned as he found first-time opportunities hard to come by with Croatian World Cup runner-up Perisic keeping him out of the XI as Conte’s side continued their march towards their 19th Scudetto.

Vega added: “I played in Italy and I know the attitude of Italian people. It’s different there. For foreigners like Ashley Young, who don’t speak Italian, it can be very difficult. Besides, football in Italy is more intense than in England. For a player it’s very difficult to adapt to the Italian football culture tactically and technically, but also in general to settle into a team is hard. But Young still has something to give to football.”