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2019–2020 Player Preview: Kortney Hause

Aston Villa have a Hause in the middle of their defence.

Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images

After the second half of last season’s Championship campaign it was a no-brainer for Aston Villa to make Kortney Hause’s loan permanent for just £3 million.

The centre-back joined the claret and blue during the January transfer window. Whilst on loan Hause played in fourteen matches for Dean Smith – including a substitute appearance in the playoff final. In those matches, the 24-year-old defender scored one goal (8:04) and was a part of two clean sheets.

As a teenager at Wycombe, he was touted as having ‘’…great potential.” Hause did go on to earn nineteen caps for England’s youth setup. However, things never quite took off for him at Wolves. Now at Villa and in the Premier League, the key for Kortney Hause was previously referenced – he just turned 24. He’s still got some years in him!

Based on his play in the Championship as well as his ability to shift to left back, he looks to provide a solid option in defence going forward. Whilst the arrival of Björn Engels, Ezri Konsa and Tyrone Mings adds competition for Hause, he should feature as a substitute this season.

In an ideal scenario, the coaching staff makes additions and develops a solid brick Hause that stands near the 18-yard box at Villa Park for the foreseeable future.