Aston Villa are edging closer to making another signing after reports that they have now had a bid accepted by West Brom for Tim Iroegbunam.
According to Football Insider, Dean Smith’s side are inching closer to the signing of the 18-year-old, with the club having “agreed to pay a six-figure compensation fee to their rivals for Iroegbunam’s development costs”.
It’s added that: “The young central midfielder, 18, has rejected a new contract from the Baggies in favour of joining Villa. Albion’s academy player of the season is now set to make the short journey from the Hawthorns to Villa Park to complete the move.”
Given that they have already tied up summer deals for first-team stars like Emi Buendia and Ashley Young, news of Josh Feeney’s recent arrival, and now Iroegbunam’s likely signing too, shows that Lange is really working his magic in the summer transfer market.
A profile piece done by The Birmingham Mail said of the teenager: “The 18-year-old, described as “combative and all-action” by Albion coaches, will look to link up with former teammate Louie Barry at Villa with the pair remaining close friends off the pitch. BirminghamLive has been told that Iroegbunam has turned down a new and improved contract at The Hawthorns in favour of moving to Villa Park.”
While Iroegbunam may not come in and make an immediate impact on first-team matters in the Premier League next season, it is exciting to see Villa continue to make moves to strengthen their academy sides and protecting their long-term future.
With Louie Barry recently extending his terms in the Midlands as well, the Villans look set for a remarkably bright future.
Lange has certainly enjoyed an impressive start to the summer transfer window thus far.
Meanwhile, Villa are set for an exciting boost…