Villa Make Deadline Day Deals
Benin forward Rudy Gestede has today became Torino's club record signing after leaving Aston Villa for the Italian side. Gestede, who had only really been a bit part player for Villa manager Steven Gerrard, will now have the expectations of a club on his shoulders after moving for £6,250,000
as Torino have lost the two opening matches of the Serie A season after a strong 8th place last season. Gestede made 28 appearances for Villa but 18 of those were from the bench, he did however manage to score 10 goals and we expect him to do well in Italy.
Gestede has departed Villa
Rudy Gestede has not been the only player to leave with midfielder Joe Bennett moving to Wolves for £100,000. Bennett had not made an appearance for Villa in 2 years so jumped at the chance to move to Wolves. Alan Hutton has also gone out on loan to St. Johnstone for the rest of the season.
Villa Sign Four!
Bolasie moves to Villa for £18m
Villa fans were made to wait a month and a half for signings but they got four in the space of 4 hours today! The first signing that manager Steven Gerrard announced was Yannick Bolasie, who comes in for a fee of £18,000,000 and is seen as quite a coup for The Villains, who beat off competition from Man Utd and Juventus for the Congolese attacking midfielder.
Bolasie, who became a real fans favourite at Selhurst Park had this tosay on his move to the Midlands, I wanted to go to a place that could offer me Champions League football and Villa can and it is upto the team to make sure this is a regular occurrence for this massive club. I am very happy to be here and to play my football here, I hope that the fans really warm to me and make me feel welcome.
Bolasie has signed a five year deal worth £77,000 a week
to play for The Villans.
Ince becomes Villa'ssecond deadline day signing
He wasn't the only signing though as Villa signed two Englishman and a Norweigen. They splashed out £7,000,000 for Tom Ince, who was signed from Derby an to be honest, it is about time a premier league side took a punt on him and Villa have. Manager Steven Gerrard praised the fact that Ince wanted to come and fight for a place in the first team.
He has the right sort of attitude to go far. This lad deserves a break and if he can show me that he can perform when I just chuck him into matches then he could cement a place. I do ask a lot of my wingers which is why I have so many because I trust every player that I have and use them fairly.
Bennett also joins Villa
Also joining Ince is former Norwich winger Elliott Bennett, who joins for a fee of £1,500,000 and is looking to really get his career back on track as at Norwich it had become almost non-existant. The Englishman, who actually played 21 times for Norwich in the Premier League last season will now get a unlikely chance at Champions League football and this just shows how many wingers Steven Gerrard believes that he needs as he joins Bolasie, Grealish, Elmohamedy, Traore and Joel Campbell in the first team.
Finally Villa have signed Norweigen striker Joshua King from Bournemouth for just £700,000
, he will become Villa's sixth recognized striker with 5 competing for the starting slot alongside Dwight Gayle.
Villa's cheque book has firmly shut now with the club looking to win the Premier League title this season.