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Villa confirm agreement for Hutton and Jenas

Supporter update on transfer deadline progress Picture gallery: Hutton and Jenas light up Villa Park
Villa confirm agreement for Hutton and Jenas

The club can confirm that agreement has been reached with Tottenham Hotspur over the transfer of Alan Hutton and the season-long loan of Jermaine Jenas.

Scotland international Hutton passed a medical and agreed terms this evening, sealing a deal to 2015.

England international Jenas also passed a medical this evening.

Hutton said: "As soon as I knew Villa were interested, it was the only place I wanted to go.

"This is a massive club with great players. The likes of Darren Bent have told me so much about it.

"It's a great football club with great fans and I'm really looking forward to working with Alex McLeish again.

"He's such a commanding figure and he's had a great influence on my career at Rangers and in the Scotland team in the past. I'm really looking forward to working with him again.

"I want to help the club progress and for us to be the best team we can be. I know I'll have to work hard to hold down a place and I'm very much looking forward to this challenge."

Jenas added: "I'm delighted.

"Villa is a big club and I'm up for the cause. I want to get my head down and fit into the squad as quickly as I can.

"It's a new chapter in my career and it would be great to achieve something at the club. I'm really looking forward to getting going."

Villa manager Alex McLeish said: "Alan is a player whom I know well. He is an athletic full back in his mid-20s - a very good age - and he has a lot of experience playing at a high level, both internationally with Scotland and with Glasgow Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur which are big clubs.

"So he fits the bill in terms of having the right temperament to be an important and influential player for Villa.

"Jermaine is a dynamic midfield player and I feel he will add to the quality of the squad as well. He also has played at a very high level and I'm sure he will be relishing this opportunity."

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By @AVFCOfficial 1st September 2011
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