Report: Aston Villa defender Jose Angel Crespo to complete move to PAOK this week

Aston Villa's Jose Angel Crespo sits on the bench aheasd of the game

Crespo made just two appearances for Villa in his first season in England.

Aston Villa's Jose Angel Crespo sits on the bench aheasd of the game

Aston Villa's summer revamp is set to continue as the Birmingham Mail report that defensive flop Jose Angel Crespo is expected to cut short his nightmare in England to join Greek side PAOK by the end of the week.

Crespo only signed for the club last summer from relegated Spanish side Cordoba but made just a single Premier League appearance and one in the Capital One Cup as he failed to break into the side under Tim Sherwood.

He continued to be exiled after Sherwood was replaced by Remi Garde in November, and was eventually loaned out to Rayo Vallecano for the final months of the season.

Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres and Rayo Vallecano's Jose Angel Crespo in action

Crespo was always a bizarre signing for Villa, appearing to come in the bracket of quantity rather than quality, and it is no surprise that his departure from the relegated club seems near to completion.

The Birmingham Mail report that the 29-year-old has agreed personal terms and despite Villa attempting to hold out for the £500,000 they paid for him 12 months ago, he is expected to move for an even lower fee.

Real Madrid's Toni Kroos and Rayo Vallecano's Jose Angel Crespo (L) in action

Despite his Villa nightmare the paper claims that Crespo had attracted interest from his native Spain and some Italian clubs, but after PAOK made it clear that they were willing to follow through on their interest the defender wanted the move completed.

Crespo had been told by new manager Roberto Di Matteo that he would not be included in his plans for the club's future if he stayed, and he will not even be expected to turn up at the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground for the start of pre-season training on Wednesday.

Crespo will follow Charles N'Zogbia and Kieran Richardson out of the exit door at Villa Park after the experienced pair were released, while Villa have also let a number of academy players leave already this summer.

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