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.
- 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.