Aston Villa Confirm Signing Of Ross Barkley On A Season-Long Loan Deal

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley on a season-long loan deal.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard played Barkley 31 times in all competitions last season but following the signings of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech in midfield this summer, the Blues boss has decided to let 26-year-old Barkley leave the club.

An Aston Villa statement read: “Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Ross Barkley on a season-long loan from Chelsea.”

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Villa manager Dean Smith said: ‘’Capturing a player of Ross's quality is a real coup for our Club and I am certain he will thrive here and improve our team.'’

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