Report explains when Aston Villa could seal £3m Kortney Hause signing

Dean Smith, Manager of Aston Villa celebrates after Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa (not pictured) scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between...

Premier League newcomers Aston Villa are expected to sign Kortney Hause from Midland rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kortney Hause of Aston Villa celebrates with he trophy after winning the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019...

Aston Villa are expected to complete the £3 million signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Kortney Hause before the end of the week, according to the Express and Star.

Alongside Tammy Abraham, Anwar El-Ghazi, Axel Tuanzebe and Tyrone Mings, Hause was one of a number of loanees who played a major role as Dean Smith’s side sealed their long-awaited return to the Premier League in May.

 

The former England U21 international arrived at Villa Park on a short-term deal from local rivals Wolves and made 12 Championship appearances, playing both at centre-half and left-back.

And, according to the Express and Star, Hause is expected to join Aston Villa on a permanent basis with a bargain £3 million deal expected to be signed, sealed and delivered in the next few days.

Kortney Hause of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship game between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on May 05, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Hause will become Villa’s fourth summer signing, after El-Ghazi, Jota and £22 million striker Wesley Moraes.

The 23-year-old’s versatility could make him a hugely important part of Smith’s squad going forward, particularly given that he offers depth and quality in a troublesome left-back position.

And a permanent departure from Wolves probably comes at the right time. Hause has played just seven minutes of league football since Nuno Espirito Santo took over at Molineux in 2017 and it seems very unlikely that he is part of the former Valencia boss's plans going forward.

Kortney Hause of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Villa Park on March 02, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

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