Aston Villa have confirmed the loan signing of Kortney Hause from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Words by Regan Foy (@FindFoy)
Aston Villa have tonight announced that they have completed the loan signing of Kortney Hause from Wolverhampton Wanderers, with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.
Earlier, we reported that the deal was likely to be a loan deal after much speculation that a potential deal between the amounts of £2,000,000 and £3,500,000 was struggling to get past the line – for a number of reasons including the players fitness, and Wolves’ valuation of the 23-year-old.
Hause, who joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Wycombe Wanderers in 2014, has struggled to get into the Molineux outfit’s starting squad since the arrival of their current manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Local rivals West Bromwich Albion looked to derail Hause’s move to Villa Park, but it seems that the pull of Villa Park, a chance to prove himself and the option of a deal at the end of the loan were too much for Hause to turn down.
Hause knows Jack Grealish from their time as England youth internationals, and should Tammy Abraham stay at Villa Park, they’ve also played together before.
Initially, Dean Smith was coy when quizzed on the potential arrival of Hause – but after a short few days the media had managed to figure out that he was likely to join Villa.
Upon Kortney’s arrival, head coach Dean Smith said:
“We’re very pleased to have brought someone in with Kortney’s quality.
With experience of playing at this level, he’ll be an important addition to our defensive options.”