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Transfer news: Whelan joins

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Transfer news: Whelan joins

Aston Villa are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Glenn Whelan.

Whelan joins us from Stoke City on a two-year deal.

The 33-year-old arrives following nine years in the Potteries with spells at Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday previously.

Now is the time for a new football adventure – and what a club to join in Aston Villa. Glenn Whelan
Whelan was a regular under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes and was a huge fan favourite due to his industry and tenacity.

He has also been capped over 80 times by the Republic of Ireland.

He said: “I have enjoyed happy times at Stoke City but now is the time for a new football adventure – and what a club to join in Aston Villa.

“We may be in the Championship but everything about this club screams Premier League – and it’s the job of the players to get us back up there.

“I am looking forward to working with Steve Bruce. 

"I know he has a phenomenal record in achieving promotion to the top-flight and, having spoken to him at length, I am more than aware of how much he wants to get back there again with this great club.”



AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 20th July 2017