James Chester has today complete the cross-region move from the Black Country to Birmingham as he leaves West Bromwich Albion behind to join Aston Villa for around about £6 million - which could increase to £8 million. Thanks to Tony Xia for the confirmation - also, what an insane jacket.
Aha!Hard work everyone! Welcome to Villa! UTV! pic.twitter.com/P8wbzu1nXq— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 12, 2016
Earlier, the Express and Star noted that Baggies boss, Tony Pulis, had confirmed the move and that Villa were set to make the Baggies net around £2 million quid. However, we know that it’s likely Pulis can’t read or count, so this doesn’t matter.
Chester didn’t get a look in at WBA, because of Tony Pulis’ fondness for other defenders. It’s probably because Chester wouldn’t allow the naked elderly Welshman to headbutt him in the showers. Pulis likes a good headbutt.
In all seriousness, Chester’s move is great signing for an Aston Villa team who are shaky at the back. Chester’s addition will mean that there’s not a chance of Micah Richards slotting in anywhere other than at right-back, unless there’s a huge injury crisis.
All Villa need to do now is bring in Chester’s international team-mate, Joe Ledley and Ravel Morrison and Villa might just be set for the future...