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Aston Villa midfielder signs new four-year contract

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish will remain at the club till 2020. Credit: PA Images

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has signed a new four-year contract with the Midlands club.

The England U21 international, who turns 21-years-old on the weekend, has committed his future until the summer of 2020.

He says he's "thrilled" at the signing and it looking forward to bringing success to the team in the next few years.

Everyone knows this is a Club I love dearly – and it’s the place I want to play my football.

Bodymoor Heath provides a great environment in which to continue my football education and to call Villa Park home is something I will never take for granted.

We’re looking to return to the Premier League. I want to be a big part of that process and will be doing everything possible to make that a reality.

– Jack Grealish
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Steve Round has become the technical director of Aston Villa, the Championship have confirmed.

The former England and Manchester United assistant will work alongside manager Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park.

Aston Villa sign Kodija in £11 million deal

Jonathan Kodjia has joined Aston Villa from Bristol City in an £11million deal which could rise to £15million.

The striker has signed a four-year contract at Villa, who were relegated from the Premier League last term.

The 26-year-old scored 19 goals in the Championship last season for the Robins from 45 appearances.

Aston Villa defender joins Greek side AEK Athens

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott during a Premier League match. Credit: PA Images

Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott has left the club and joined Greek side AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

In 2015, Lescott joined Villa on a two-year-deal from Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion.

The 34-year-old former England international has made 30 appearances in the Premier League last season.

But hasn't featured in this campaign under new manager Roberto Di Matteo.

AEK's domestic league starts on September 10th, though the club have already been knocked out of the Europa League by French side St Etienne.

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Aston Villa sign full-back Richie De Laet

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Richie De Laet from Leicester City, the Championship club have confirmed.

The former Manchester United defender, who spent time on loan at Middlesbrough last season, has signed a three-year deal at Villa Park.

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