Aston Villa are not hanging around in this transfer window, while other clubs wait for pre-season training to start, Villa are making waves in the transfer market with Kortney Hause becoming their third signing of the summer so far.
Clearly, Aston Villa are not hanging around in this transfer window. Indeed, while other clubs wait for pre-season training to start, the Midlands are making waves in the transfer market with Kortney Hause becoming their third signing of the summer so far.
Dean Smith’s side also have added Anwar El Ghazi, Jota and there is a club-record deal in place for Wesley Moraes to join subject to international clearance as they prepare for their return to the Premier League. Exciting times at Villa Park, then.
Obviously, Hause spent last season on loan with the club from January onwards and impressed enough to earn a permanent move. The former England Under-21 international made 12 appearances (per WhoScored) for Villa last season and will add some cover for their defence. While the Birmingham Mail reported last week that the club are expected to lodge a £15m for Tyrone Mings, getting the Hause deal wrapped up is at least a start when it comes to strengthening their backline for the long-term.
We can confirm that we have taken up the option to permanently transfer Kortney Hause from Wolves.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 17, 2019
Hause, who averaged 0.8 tackles and 0.5 clearances per 90 minutes of action for Villa last season, becomes the second player to make their loan deal permanent after an £8m deal was agreed El Ghazi’s to move from Lille.
With Villa’s defence improving towards the turn of the year after Smith’s arrival, Hause himself praised the impact of John Terry when talking to the Express and Star back in March as the club embarked on a 10-match winning run, so keeping that set-up together should certainly help in the long-run.
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