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Villa sign goalkeeper Matija Sarkic

Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Matija Sarkic from Anderlecht.

The 18-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the claret and blues.

He has come through the youth system at the Belgian club and has been playing for their U19 team.

Internationally, Sarkic featured for Montenegro in the U17 European Championships of 2013 and has just been called up into the U21 squad for their European Championship qualifier in Moldova, which takes place this Friday.


Derby County sign Jacob Butterfield from Huddersfield Town on 4-year deal

Jacob Butterfield during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Molineux, Wolverhampton. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/PA Images

Derby County have made Jacob Butterfield their eighth signing of the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old midfielder has joined the Rams from fellow Sky Bet Championship side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The former England Under 21 international squad member, who was Huddersfield's Player of the Year for the 2014/15 campaign, has signed a four-year deal until the summer of 2019.

"I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring Jacob Butterfield to Derby County. “As I’ve stated publicly in the last few weeks, if we were going to add to our squad it would be a case of making a quality addition rather than bringing someone in just to make up the numbers. “In Jacob, we have a very talented player and an individual that is experienced at Championship level."

– Head Coach Paul Clement


Man arrested in connection with body found in Derbyshire

The man had suffered serious head injuries. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

In the early hours of yesterday morning officers were called to Wingfield Road where the body of a man was found.

The man has now been identified to be 20-year-old Halcyon Theuri of Oakerthorpe.

A 51 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in police custody.

The investigation team are appealing to anyone that was in the area of the A615, Oakerthorpe to Alfreton road, between 3am and 4am this morning to contact them.

Also, if anyone has noticed any damage to a car that may have happened overnight they are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 153 of August 31.

Man trapped in car after collision

Paramedic released the man Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man was trapped in the car he was driving following a serious collision in Shropshire yesterday afternoon.

The crash occurred on the B4371, Hilltop, near the Wenlock Edge Inn at around 12.40pm.

“Crews arrived to find a car and a 4×4 vehicle that had been in a collision, with both vehicles suffering front end damage.

“The driver of the car, a man believed to be 21 years old, suffered serious leg injuries and suspected back injuries in the crash. Medics treated the man whilst he was trapped in the car and he was given pain relief.

“With the assistance of the fire service the man was safely removed from the vehicle and received further treatment at the scene. He was trapped for around one hour.

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

The man was then transferred by land ambulance to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further treatment.

The passenger in the car, a girl believed to be 18 years-old, suffered minor injuries in the crash including chest and abdominal pain.

The occupants of the 4×4 vehicle were both checked at the scene but did not require further treatment and were discharged.

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