It has been an impressive start to 2018 for Aston Villa.
With the only blip so far coming in the form of an F.A. Cup defeat to Peterborough, Steve Bruce’s side look serious contenders for a return to the Premier League after winning all three of their league games since the turn of the year.
In a bid to continue their momentum into February and beyond, the club announced the signing of Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe on-loan until the end of the season on Thursday.
Tuanzebe, who is valued at £1million by Transfermarkt, is held in very high regard at Old Trafford. The 20-year-old has featured in a number of cup competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side this season, including some impressive Champions League appearances.
Now, the imposing defender is set to play a key role in Aston Villa’s attempt to return to the top flight.
Following the arrival of Tuanzebe, Villa fans took to Twitter to express their delight…
Tuanzebe looks like a quality loan deal. I love his hunger. Arguably has more experienced players to learn from at Villa than Utd in JT, Chester, Jedi, and Whelan (yes, I rate Whelan). I think we have greater need for cover at CB than DM #avfc
— Mark Leonard (@mleonardsf) January 25, 2018
— Zac (@zacj98) January 25, 2018
Axel Tuanzebe from United…. decent little loan 😀 … we'll go up this year easy
— Sam Mitchell (@mr_bojangles89) January 25, 2018
— ThisIsJacob (@OFFICIALSKILLZ4) January 25, 2018
Really happy with this,welcome Axel
— ? (@villafan30) January 25, 2018
Really excellent signing, anyone complaining might recall how well it went when we played Jedi at CB?
— Jeremy Flynn (@jeremyflynn_) January 25, 2018