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Aston Villa confirm Mile Jedinak signing

Another leader (and great beard) joins the promotion push

Crystal Palace v Valencia: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Mile Jedinak is a done deal and another piece of a new Aston Villa spine has joined up.

The club posted this just moments ago on Twitter.

The 32-year-old Australian is yet another leader coming into the locker room — fitting the transfer window’s pattern. The price tag for the former Crystal Palace captain is reported to be around £4 million for the midfielder who could slot in as part of a two man midfield or drop as a defensive midfielder. It will be interesting to see if the formation changes — or is Jedinak the late sub to see out a match that was needed against Huddersfield Town. Only time will tell but the Villa man was on hand to see the match Tuesday based on pictures snapped around the park. Hopefully he can plug this gaping hole in the team.

Fellow Aussie, and Villa youngster, Jordan Lyden spoke to SBS about the move (but before confirmation) and was thrilled to see his countryman on the way, "We had a chat and Mile seems like a terrific guy and to have a player of his calibre and quality is a massive boost for us, because the aim is to go straight back up and he can certainly help us do that."

Jedinak led Palace to promotion in the 2012-2013 season after joining them via a free transfer in August 2011. Judging by the Twitter reaction from the Selhurst Park faithful, the midfielder is still beloved and will be missed.

Welcome Mile!