Aston Villa sign defender after impressive loan spell last season

Date published: Monday 17th June 2019 1:04

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has clinched his third summer signing as he prepares for life in the Premier League with the capture of Wolves defender Kortney Hause.

The 23-year-old impressed during a loan spell at Villa Park during the second half of last season, making 12 appearances to help the club win promotion via the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

A club statement said: “Aston Villa have taken up the option to permanently transfer Kortney Hause from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“The 23-year-old, who has represented England at Under-20 and Under-21 level, becomes the club’s third signing since winning promotion to the Premier League.”

Hause arrived at Villa in January and started 10 league games, although he was used only as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Derby at Wembley which secured their return to the top flight.

He began his career at Wycombe and headed for Wolves as an 18-year-old, making 80 appearances either side of a loan spell at Gillingham.

Hause joins Spanish midfielder Jota,formerly of city rivals Birmingham, and Dutchman Anwar El Ghazi, who also played a significant role on loan from Lille last season, with the pair having already signed on the dotted line.

Villa have also agreed a deal with Club Brugge, subject to work permit and international clearance, for 22-year-old Brazilian striker Wesley.

 

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