Aston Villa have announced the signing of Ashley Westwood from Crewe Alexandra on a four-year contract.
The 22 year old has spent all, but a short loan spell at Nantwich Town, of his career at Crewe Alexandra. He's made 134 appearance and has scored 15 goals from midfield. He comes highly rated by Crewe Alexandra fans:
For— Jonathan Birchall (@jonbirchall) August 31, 2012
#AVFC fans asking, Westwoodan excellent distributor of the ball and reads the game brilliantly. Superb deep midfielder. Absolute coup.
Despite the big leap in quality Westwood will have to make from League One to the Premier League, this is a signing Villa fans can get excited about. Judging by his past managerial stops, this is the exact type of player Lambert can make good of.
Unless something drastic happens in the time remaining before the transfer deadline, this, along with Christian Benteke, is expected to be Villa's final signing of the summer.