The England Duo
Aston Villa manager David Beckham
has stuck to what he'd said at the start of January, and has splashed a whooping 49 million on two new players.
Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
has been in and out of the Arsenal side of late, and, getting fed up with the bosses down at the Emirates for not playing him regularly, he requested a transfer, and later opted to sign for Aston Villa ahead of Manchester United.
At only the age of 23, the England international already has 45 caps for his country. He has signed on to Villa for a mind-boggling 23 million.
Southampton captain Jack Cork
is the one who has broken the record fee, however, after signing from the Saints for a fee of 26 million, completely demolishing Darren Bent
's previous transfer from Sunderland over to Villa Park for 18 million.
Considered one of the best midfielders in the world and a regular in the constantly-winning England squad, the 27-year-old will be a brilliant addition to Beckham's squad at Villa.
Both players are internationals and are teammates in the England squad.
Earlier in the month Beckham had stated that Villa needed to strengthen and encouraged chairman Randy Lerner
to invest in the club's transfer budget, something that the American appears to have done.
"I am delighted to have Jack and Alex on board," Beckham said, smiling broadly in the unveiling of the duo. "They are both established England internationals and although they were a bit pricey, I am confident they are going to be huge successes here. Both of them are going to play a big part if we want to move higher up the table."
However, he also confirmed that he wouldn't be spending for awhile.
"The signings of Jack and Alex took a huge chunk off the budget, so I don't expect us to be doing anything more this month," the 41-year-old admitted.
Cork will slot straight into the squad immediately, while Chamberlain is side-lined with a two month injury having picked it up while still at Arsenal earlier in the month.