Aston Villa have this evening announced the signing of Australia international Brett Holman.
Rumours surfaced this afternoon that there was a player at Bodymoor Heath, and Mat Kendrick of the Birmingham Mail did confirm there was someone – but he wasn’t sure who and when a deal would be completed.
Despite his wikipedia page stating he is a second striker, Villa have said on the official site that he is in fact a winger.
The 27 year old currently plays his trade in the Dutch Eredivise league for league leaders AZ Alkmaar.
The Australian is described as a ‘very intelligent player, a great team player and a man who is recognised in the game as a non-stop, committed wide midfield player’ by manager Alex McLeish.
Holman said: “I’m delighted to have agreed terms with Aston Villa and I am looking forward to joining up with the team in the summer.
“Villa have a long and prestigious history in English football and a fantastic set of fans.
“In the meantime I have a job to do with AZ in trying to finish the season as Eredivisie champions, as cup winners and progressing as far as possible in the Europa competition.”