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Aston Villa full ins and outs for summer transfer window 2021

Transfer deadline day was a quiet one for Aston Villa.

Mainly because they did their business early, with Emiliano Buendia joining from Norwich City in June for a club-record £33 million.

Ashley Young followed shortly after, and Villa had their incoming deals all done by the first game of the season against Watford with Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Axel Tuanzebe all arriving by the early days of last month.

Villa were thought to be in the market for a midfielder up until the deadline for the transfer window at 11pm on Tuesday.

They had seen a bid knocked back for James Ward-Prowse at Southampton, while Sheffield United’s Sander Berge and Harry Winks at Tottenham Hotspur were also reportedly targets.

In terms of outgoings, Villa sold Bjorn Engels to Royal Antwerp with the Belgian returning to his homeland having not had a kick since before the first lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wesley Moraes has also gone back to Belgium, with the striker penning a season-long loan deal with Club Brugge.

Brugge was where Wesley netted 17 times, convincing Villa to part with what was a club-record £22 million fee for the player.

Also leaving Villa this summer were fringe players Conor Hourihane and Frederic Guilbert, who have joined Sheffield United and Strasbourg respectively.

Neil Taylor, Ahmed Elmohamady and Tom Heaton all departed at the end of their contracts following the conclusion of last season.

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The headline departure was Jack Grealish ‘s sale to Manchester City, with the England favourite moving to the Etihad Stadium for a British record transfer fee of around £100 million.

In total five players joined Villa and eight left, meaning another summer of Smith and sporting director Johan Lange revamping the squad.

Here’s a complete list of Villa’s ins and outs during he summer transfer window…

IN

Emiliano Buendia – £33m

Leon Bailey – £30m

Danny Ings £25m

Axel Tuanzebe (loan)

Ashley Young – free

OUT

Jack Grealish – £100m

Bjon Engels – Undisclosed

Wesley Moraes – loan

Frederic Guilbert – loan

Conor Hourihane – loan

Tom Heaton – free

Neil Taylor – free

Ahmed Elmohamady – free

What have you made of Villa’s summer transfers? Have your say in the comments section…


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