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Have Villa Finally Learnt To Game The Market With Latest Sale

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There has been plenty of speculation in recent weeks that Aston Villa were willing to let incredibly talented Academy graduate Aaron Ramsey leave the club, and not on another loan deal, but permanent terms – and last night it happened.

Fans were understandably very mixed about this idea given the potential we have seen in him given his performances for our Under 21 side, his growth and success with the England under age groups – wherein he also served as captain at points – and he scored the winner for the Under 19’s as they lifted the 2022 European Championship trophy after facing Israel.

He also had good loan spells out with Cheltenham Town, Norwich City and Middlesbrough where his stock rose significantly, despite some injury issues, and many of us thought he would really get some good game time this year in domestic cups and our Europa Conference League adventure.

Sadly, that won’t happen as he has now moved to Burnley on a five year deal, and whilst the fee is officially undisclosed, it is rumoured to be in the region of £12 million plus add ons. It is also speculated we have a buy back fee if he develops how we all think he will.

The deal has obviously been rumbling on for a while, as he said himself.

“I have been waiting to be a Burnley player for a while and I can’t wait to get started.”

After years of mistreating our youth Academy and not getting players out for proper experience until they had turned 21, and then letting them go for free, we are definitely doing things a different way now and it will work for us in the future.

This deal, if the buy back clause is true, suits everyone.

But I have to say, someone at Burnley needs a holiday.

In Unai we trust.

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