The 23-year-old has signed a 3-and-a-half year deal, joining for an undisclosed fee.
The FA Cup fifth round tie between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park will be available to viewers on Sunday the 15th of February.
With kick off at 12.30 GMT.
Despite a poor run of results in the Premier League, not many goals and a stadium full of disgruntled fans, Aston Villa's chief executive Tom Fox said on Wednesday manager Paul Lambert had the full support of American owner Randy Lerner.
Villa, who started the season brightly and were second in the middle of September, have slipped to 15th in the table, the same lowly position they ended last season.
Lambert's misfiring side have taken only 12 points from their last 18 league games, but Fox told BBC Sport sacking Lambert mid-season would be like 'flipping a coin'.
When things aren't going well, fans bay for that type of blood. That's not the way that I or the owner are going to make a decision. It's a false narrative.
I think football's a funny business and I think to put it all on the manager, again, that's a bit of a false narrative.
Our focus for the last couple of months has been on making sure we support Paul to make us as successful as possible, and I think we're heading in the right direction.
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The new chief of Silverstone says he's working towards making the British Grand prix more affordable for fans.
Patrick Allen took over at the circuit in Northamptonshire earlier this month.
He said that the cheapest day ticket for this year's race, which was £155, was far too expensive.
Silverstone hosted its first British Formula One Grand Prix in 1948.
Derby moved back up to second in the Sky Bet Championship as Darren Bent came off the bench to score a brace, earning them a hard-fought 2-0 win over Blackburn last night.
Bent, on loan from Aston Villa, scored his first in the 68th minute at the iPro Stadium.
The former England man then took his tally to three in four days with a second at the death.
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Walsall have booked their place in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final at Wembley in March.
The Saddlers drew 0-0 at the Banks' Stadium in the northern area final second leg against Preston, after winning the first leg two nil.
Stoke forward Bojan Krkic will miss the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee, the club have announced.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes said the injury is "bitterly disappointing" for both the player and the club.
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