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Hause warming: Defender joins Aston Villa

Another loan made permanent as squad takes shape

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In news that surprises no one who is paying attention — Aston Villa used a clause in the loan deal of Kourtney Hause to make the deal a permanent move said to be around three million pounds. The price and player made too much sense for the club to not happen.

Two things of note:

First — no contract length listed or even reported as of now. Strikes me as odd and leaves the public guessing on that side.

Second — by my count this is Villa’s fourth signing — El Ghazi, Jota, Wesley, now Hause. My guess because the international approval hasn’t gone through yet for Wesley — this claims the third spot.

During his time will Villa Hause played well at left-back and center back. Though his first sub appearance showed some rust and unease — which was expected given his lack of playing time at Wolves — Hause settled in and played an important role down the stretch.

At only 23 years-old the defender has his best days ahead of him and now those years will be in claret and blue.

This was the last “easy” deal of the loan players. Along with El Ghazi the buy clauses made things clear. Now Villa turn to Mings — whose deal will be tougher to get over the line and likely to last awhile.

Watch this space and we’ll keep you updated with all the transfers.