Aston Villa news

Villa sign Westwood and Bowery

September 1, 2012
By ESPN staff
Aston Villa have signed midfielder Ashley Westwood from Crewe and striker Jordan Bowery from Chesterfield.

Westwood, 22, who helped his side win promotion through the League Two play-offs last season, becomes Villa manager Paul Lambert's seventh summer signing and has agreed a four-year contract.

The former Alex skipper said he was looking forward to taking on the challenges of Premier League football, adding: "I see myself as a Michael Carrick-type of player, someone who stays ...

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