Pictured: Tony Xia welcomes new player after Aston Villa settle terms
By Amir Mir
Tony Xia has welcomed Aston Villa’s sixth signing of the summer Mile Jedinak to the club by posting a picture of the two shaking hands on his personal Twitter account.
It was announced by the club on Wednesday afternoon that that the Crystal Palace midfielder has made a switch from the Premier League to the Championship.
Jedinak, 32 was a firm fans favourite at Selhurst Park, with the Australian captaining the London club to promotion in 2012-13 season.
Villa’s new chief hopes the Australia international can have the same impact with Villa.
“Welcome to Villa family!” Xia posted on his personal Twitter account. “Mile Jedinak, Up the Villa.”
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Here is Xia welcoming Jedinak to the club as posted on his personal Twitter account.
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 18, 2016
Chinese businessman Xia has spent close to £35 million on six summer signing since purchasing the club for £75 million in June.
Xia will be hoping the likes of James Chester, Ross McCormack, Aaron Tshibola, Pierluigi Gollini and Tommy Elphick can help the club to instant promotion.
Jedinak will now compete for a first-team spot with Ashley Westwood, Gary Gardner and Aaron Tshibola, with all three featuring so far this season.
But the combative midfielder will be unavailable for selection until his registration with the FA and English Football League is complete.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, Ross McCormack has delivered his verdict after his teammates howler in midweek.