Aston Villa sign Douglas Luiz from Manchester City

Aston Villa have signed Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee. Villa, promoted back to the Premier League last season, have not revealed the length of the 21-year-old’s contract. ‘Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Douglas Luiz subject to a work permit,’ the club said on their official […]

Peter Crouch retires from football

Former England striker Peter Crouch has ended his playing career aged 38 after more than 21 years as a professional. The former Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Stoke striker was out of contract at Burnley in June. Crouch played for a total of 11 clubs and earned 42 England caps. “If you told me at […]

Aston Villa sign Anwar El Ghazi on a permanent deal

Aston Villa have signed Anwar El Ghazi on a permanent deal from French club Lille. The 24-year-old has agreed a four-year contract, having spent last season on loan at Villa Park. El Ghazi starred in the Championship play-off final win against Derby last month, scoring the opening goal in the 2-1 victory which clinched Villa’s […]

Aston Villa sign Jota from rivals Birmingham City

Aston Villa have signed Jota from city rivals Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old Spanish attacker has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League newcomers. He is reunited at Villa Park with Dean Smith, who was also his manager at Brentford. Jota said: ‘Becoming a Premier League player was important for me and […]

Aston Villa secure their return to English Premier League

Aston Villa will play in the English Premier League next season after beating Derby in what has been described as ‘the richest game in football’. Villa secured promotion after goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn earned them a 2-1 win in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley. The Birmingham club were the better […]

John Terry admits ambitions to become a manager

John Terry has spoken of his ‘ambition’ to become a manager following reports linking him with the vacant post at Aston Villa. The former Chelsea captain, 37, told Sky Sports News: ‘It’s an ambition of mine and has been for a long time. ‘I have ambitions and aspirations to go and be a coach or […]

Former Chelsea captain John Terry announces retirement

Former England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from playing. The long-serving Chelsea defender has hung up his boots at the age of 37 and is understood to be primed for a quick return to Aston Villa. He is poised to become Thierry Henry’s assistant at the club he played for last season, with […]