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Thursday media watch [11.07.19]: Reaction as Ezri Konsa arrives

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Thursday media watch [11.07.19]: Reaction as Ezri Konsa arrives

BBC Sport: Aston Villa have signed Brentford defender Ezri Konsa in a £12m deal. The 21-year-old had been a key target for Villa boss Dean Smith, who managed the England U21 centre-back when he was in charge of the Bees. Konsa played 47 times for Brentford after a £2.5m move from Charlton in 2018.

PremierLeague.com: Aston Villa have strengthened their defence with the signing of England U21 international Ezri Konsa from Brentford.  The defender played in this summer's UEFA U21 European Championship in France and impressed in 42 appearances in the Championship last season.  Konsa also won the FIFA U20 World Cup with England in 2017 and becomes Aston Villa's seventh summer signing. 

EzriMedia2Express & Star: Aston Villa have announced the signing of defender Ezri Konsa from Brentford. The defender becomes the latest player to join the club as they gear up for their Premier League campaign. The 21-year-old joins on an undisclosed fee, thought to be around £12m, and worked with Dean Smith and assistant Richard O'Kelly previously at Griffin Park.

Daily Mail: Aston Villa have signed defender Ezri Konsa from Brentford in a £12m deal. The 21-year-old, who previously worked under Villa boss Dean Smith during his time in charge at Griffin Park, becomes the seventh new arrival since the club clinched promotion back to the Premier League in May.

ITV Sport: Aston Villa have signed defender Ezri Konsa from Brentford for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old, who previously worked under Villa boss Dean Smith during his time in charge at Griffin Park, becomes the seventh new arrival since the club clinched promotion back to the Premier League in May.

EzriMedia1TalkSPORT: Ezri Konsa has completed his move from Brentford to Aston Villa. The England U21 defender has joined in a £12million deal, after the newly-promoted Premier League club triggered the buy-out clause in his Bees contract.

Daily Mirror: Goalkeeper Tom Heaton has been told he will be allowed to leave Burnley if Aston Villa come back with a better offer. Heaton had face-to-face talks with Burnley boss Sean Dyche on Wednesday and the England No.2 keeper, who has won three caps for his country, looks set to leave Turf Moor this summer. Heaton only has one year left on his current deal but has turned down a new contract offer which alerted Villa.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.



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By @AVFCOfficial 11th July 2019