Kortney Hause has finally completed his £3m move from local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, following his successful loan spell with us last season.
He becomes our third confirmed signing of the summer after Jota and Anwar El Ghazi, with Wesley Moræs also inbound subject to a work permit and international clearance.
The Sporting Director at Wolves, Kevin Thelwell, had some warm words for Hause following confirmation of his move to Villa Park.
“On behalf of everyone at Wolves I would like to thank Kortney for all of his efforts both on and off the pitch during the past five years. Kortney has been a tremendous servant to this club, providing a solid backbone to our defence in the Championship where he helped lay the foundations for Wolves’ rise to where we are today. We wish Kortney the very best in all his future endeavours.”
The reaction of Villa fans on social media has been largely positive:
In today’s world of crazy prices this is a great bit of business
— Liam Barlow (@Liambarlow15111) June 17, 2019
There's a lot of hate for him ???? he's done well for us and hope Dean continues to get the best out of him, by his 2nd game he was right at home. All those saying its his level and mind the gap carry on, we'll stay quiet like we did with blues and see where we are end of season
— adelle n daz hassall (@dazndell) June 17, 2019
— Quoc Nguyen (@QN1981) June 17, 2019
Good news. Fitted in well last season, visibly improved during a run in the team, covers two positions, a part of that core squad during the promotion push, young enough to get better still. Cheap fee, all things considered. #avfc
— Kevin Hughes (@KevHughesie) June 17, 2019
He was shaky for us at first but settled down in the end. I think he’s got potential to improve with the right coaching as he’s still young. I highly doubt he’ll be first choice so as back up, he’ll be fine.
— Tim (@villatim80) June 17, 2019
Reaction from Wolves fans has been mixed, but by-and-large they wish the young defender well on his move to Villa Park.
Best of luck to rapper and part-time footballer Kortney Hause on his move to Villa.
— Wolves Fancast (@WWFCFancast) June 17, 2019
Kourtney had a lot of potential but truth is he hasn't improved during his time at the club probably due to a lack of opportunities he's a presence at the back but always looks likely to make errors. 3 mil for an English CB is a good price tho
— Marc Nock (@nocky1982) June 17, 2019
He was prone to the odd calamity , and when Jordan graham came they both were more interested in having music careers , if he gets his head right he’s a good player , but he’s nowhere near prem quality , lacks concentration
— jakaban wwfc (@jakaban) June 17, 2019
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) June 17, 2019
Good luck at Villa @Kortney_30 ????????
— Leamington Wolves (@LeamWolves) June 17, 2019
He played week in week out after he broke into the 1st team, after 4 months was dropped he made so many stupid mistakes. Iorfa came into the team at the same time and he was the same. Not consistent 2 good games then 6 bad.
— John Bowman (@JohnBow97215550) June 17, 2019
Welcome back to Villa park Kortney. You now have the perfect platform to really kick-start your career and we look forward to seeing you in the Claret and Blue for many years to come.
More discussion on Kortney in the forum.