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Aston Villa sign Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for £22m


Aston Villa have completed a deal for Club Brugge striker Wesley for an initial £22m, subject to international clearance Villa are confident securing international clearance for the Brazilian will not be a problem because, although he does not automatically qualify for a work permit, he has played in the Champions League – so they hope the exception panel will allow his registration The 22-year-old, who scored 17 goals last season, has spent the past four seasons with Club Brugge, helping them win two league titles and two Belgian Super Cups It follows the signing of Anwar El-Ghazi on a permanent four-year deal from French club Lille on Monday The Dutch international spent last season on loan at Villa Park. Sky Sports News understands Villa were knocked back by Brentford in their move for Said Benrahma The 23-year-old played 14 times under Villa boss Dean Smith when he was in charge at Brentford at the beginning of this season, having signed from French club Nice last year As well as keeping an eye on Sky Sports News, make sure you don’t miss a thing with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog There’s also the return of the Transfer Talk Podcast, the daily UK, Regional and European Paper Talk, plus features across skysports com and the Sky Sports app. If reading on skysports.com, comment below to get involved in the debate, but please adhere to our House Rules If you wish to report any comment, simply click on the down arrow next to the offending comment and click ‘Report’

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