Confirmed: Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes joins Villa for club record fee.

Villa today confirmed (following earlier reports) that Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes has officially joined the club.

‘Wesley’ therefore completes a club record transfer, transferring from Belgian side Club Brugge.

Whilst officially undisclosed, the fee is understood to be in excess of the £18 million that Villa splurged on Darren Bent in 2011.

Wesley’s move to Villa Park has been formally announced following confirmation of international clearance and the issuing of a work permit.

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KEY FACTS

  • 22 years old
  • Scored 17 goals last season.
  • Won two league titles with Club Brugge.
  • Best Young Player in the Belgian league last season.
  • First Brazilian to play for Aston Villa.
  • 38 goals in 130 appearances to date.
  • Total fee believed to be £22 million.

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