Aston Villa have completed another summer signing by landing central defender Ezri Konsa from Brentford, the club has confirmed on their official website.
The 21-year-old becomes the club’s seventh summer recruit. He joins Tyrone Mings, Jota, Matt Targett, Wesley, Anwar El Ghazi and Kortney Hause in bolstering Dean Smith’s squad.
Konsa signed for the Bees for £2.5 million in 2018 and played 47 games for the West London-based club.
The young defender was part of the England Under-21 squad that failed to reach the knockout stages of the recent European Championships.
According to BBC Sport, Konsa has joined Villa in a deal worth £12 million.
Boss Smith doesn’t appear to be messing around in his quest to add to his ranks and with seven new additions already, the squad is looking relatively strong.
The defence now looks pretty well stocked and any additions arrivals may well be to bolster the team in attack.
Following Konsa’s arrival, the Villa fans took to Twitter to welcome their new recruit to Villa Park.
Here is a selection of what the club’s supporters were saying following the confirmation of signing number seven for the newly-promoted outfit:
A Dean Smith player if there ever was one.
Can't wait to see his progress made under the #AVFC boss next season.
Welcome Ezri! #UTV
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) July 11, 2019
Class bit of a business 👏
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) July 11, 2019
Get in! On we go now #announcephillips 🤣💪
— Villa / Brazen (@VillaFansUnited) July 11, 2019
Welcome Ezri to a massive club UTV
— Steve (@VillanK7R) July 11, 2019
— Eudaemonia (@eudaemonia71) July 11, 2019
Get in the boys 🔥🔥
— Callum (@_Callumgordon) July 11, 2019
Welcome to the Family #utv
— AVFC Karl (@KB_Vtid) July 11, 2019
That takes us up to £91m – imagine the envy at Small Heath and other places like the Toon 😂 #AVFC UTV
— David Hudson (@BrummieDavid) July 11, 2019
— VillaBrummie (@VillaBrummie) July 11, 2019
Man I love this football club
— Adam Clinton (@AdamClinton9) July 11, 2019