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Breaking transfer news: Hourihane joins Villa

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Breaking transfer news: Hourihane joins Villa

Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Conor Hourihane from Barnsley.

The 25-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal and arrives for an undisclosed fee.

Cork-born Hourihane – Steve Bruce’s fifth signing of the transfer window - has made over 130 appearances for the Tykes since joining the Yorkshire side from Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 2014, scoring 31 goals.

During his time with the Pilgrims, the midfielder made 142 appearances and was club captain at Home Park.

Hourihane said: “I’m really pleased to be here.

“Aston Villa are a massive club and I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my career and developing further as a player under Steve Bruce.

“I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone connected to Barnsley Football Club; from the owner, to the Head Coach, the backroom staff, and of course to the supporters who have been amazing to me throughout my time at Oakwell.”  

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 26th January 2017