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Aston Villa agree deal to sign Jose Angel Crespo

Jose Angel Crespo joins Villa from Cordoba Credit: PA

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign defender Jose Angel Crespo from Cordoba, the Spanish club have announced.

The 28-year-old full-back started his career at Sevilla, where he was part of the squad that won the 2006 UEFA Cup, before going on to play for Racing Santander, as well as Padova, Bologna and Verona in Italy.

Aston Villa sign Ayew

Aston Villa Football Club have announced the signing of Jordan Ayew.

Jordan Ayew Credit: Aston Villa FC

The 23-year-old forward has signed a five-year deal with the Club and joins from French side Lorient for an undisclosed fee.

Ayew, from Marseille, arrives at Villa Park following the acquisitions of fellow Ligue 1 players Jordan Amavi and Idrissa Gueye.

I'm really pleased to bring Jordan to the football club. "He is a fantastic young player who is perfectly suited to the Premier League."

– Manager Tim Sherwood

Ayew completed his medical at Bodymoor Heath this morning before meeting his new team-mates for the first time.


Ashes ticket sales hit record levels at Edgbaston

Edgbaston cricket pitch being prepared. Credit: David Jones / PA Archive/PA Images

Ticket sales for the Ashes tournament at Edgbaston has hit record levels since they've been on sale to the public.

More than 105,000 tickets have been sold for next week's third Investec Ashes Test Match.

The seating at the venue in Birmingham has been increased since 2009's record ticket sales.

Walsall reveal new away kit ahead of pre-season friendly

The Saddlers have revealed their new white and blue away kit for the 2015/16 football season.

The team are back in action today taking on Premier League neighbours, Aston Villa, in a pre-season friendly.

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