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Aston Villa sign Spanish defender Crespo

ose Angel Crespo, right, has plenty of experience in Spain Credit: Reuters

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo.

The 28-year-old has signed a three-year deal at Villa Park and joins for an undisclosed fee.

Crespo becomes Tim Sherwood's seventh signing of the summer after completing a medical but is unlikely to feature in their friendly at Wolves on Tuesday.

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.

Delph set to join Man City after all

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has performed a dramatic U-turn is now set to join Manchester City.

Fabian Delph is off to Manchester City Credit: PA

Delph previously pulled out of a deal and pledged his allegiance to Aston Villa.

The England international gone to the north-west for a medical and will most likely complete his move over the weekend.

Aston Villa are also set to lose key striker Christian Benteke, who is the subject of a £32.5million by Liverpool.


Middlesbrough close on Aston Villa veteran

Shay Given spent time on loan at the Riverside in 2014 Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are confident of bringing goalkeeper Shay Given to the Riverside from Aston Villa. The Irishman looks set be released from his contract at Villa Park, allowing the Championship side to sign him for nothing.

Given is no stranger to the club, having spent three months on loan at Middlesbrough during the 2013-14 season.

Aston Villa appoint Ray Wilkins as assistant manager

Aston Villa manager,Tim Sherwood, has announced that Ray Wilkins MBE will be joining the club as assistant manager with an immediate start.

Ray Wilkins, as Fulham assistant head coach Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/Press Association Images

During his career on the pitch, Wilkins was a key player for the England international team and player for a host of leading clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan and Rangers.

Since retiring as a player, Wilkins has occupied various management positions during two spells at Fulham, two separate periods at Chelsea, as well as at Watford, Millwall, England U21s and most recently the Jordan national team.

I'm really pleased to bring Ray on board.

"He has a fantastic knowledge of the game and I'm looking forward to working with him."

– Tim Sherwood

Kevin MacDonald will continue to be part of the coaching set-up with a greater responsibility for developing homegrown talent.

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