Villa ship another defensive flop out on loan

Date published: Wednesday 20th January 2016 1:30

Jose Angel Crespo: Has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan from Aston Villa

Jose Angel Crespo: Has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan from Aston Villa

Aston Villa defender Jose Angel Crespo has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club has announced.

Crespo has endured an unsuccessful six months at Villa Park since signing from Cordoba in the summer, making just one league appearance in the 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City in October, and the Spaniard has now returned to his homeland.

Former boss Tim Sherwood gave the 28-year-oldĀ that opportunity, but current manager Remi Garde has preferredĀ other players.

Crespo, who played for Sevilla, Racing Santander and in Italy with Padova, Bologna and Hellas Verona before moving to Villa Park, follows fellow defender Joe Bennett out of the club after the left-back joined Championship play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday earlier this week.

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