Sky journalist: Aston Villa complete signing of PL hitman after paperwork finalised
Aston Villa have completed the signing of Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban on loan until the end of the season, according to a Sky Sports journalist.
Rob Dorsett, the Sky Sports news reporter revealed the news on his personal Twitter account, although no official statement has been released by the Birmingham club.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) January 31, 2018
Aston Villa are in hot pursuit of promotion and will surely hope that the signing of a Premier League forward will only serve to boost their chances of making it into the top-flight.
Grabban has been on fire this season for Sunderland, bagging 12 goals in 36 games for the relegation battler’s.
Villa manager Steve Bruce has been working hard on improving all areas of his side with the arrival of defender Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United only earlier this week.
And we exclusively revealed the news of Grabban’s potential arrival here.
Football Insider verdict:
This is a great deal for Villa. To sign a player who has a proven goalscoring record in the Championship is certainly a good bit of business for the club. Grabban has spent this season on loan at Sunderland where despite being in a relegation dog-fight has still managed to rack up a total of 12 goals in 26 appearances for the Black Cats. The 30-year-old is full of confidence right now and if he can score for Sunderland then he can score for a side that creates a host of chances but never manages to finish. And the physical forward will now be pushing for a starting role, competing with Albert Adomah and Scott Hogan in attack.
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