Exclusive: Aston Villa forced into transfer U-turn after medical


Aston Villa changed their move for Wolves defender Kortney Hause from a permanent to a loan deal after concerns over his medical, Football Insider can reveal.

Hause was due to join Villa on a permanent deal last week after the Championship side agreed an undisclosed fee with Wolves for the defender.

However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Villa made a U-turn and decided to change the terms of the deal after a medical showed Hause was carrying a foot injury.

Hause, who joined Wolves from Wycombe Wanderers in 2014, has been playing with the foot problem for several months, but he was unaware of the full extent of the problem.

Despite the injury concerns regarding Hause’s foot Villa completed the signing of the player on Monday evening, but changed it from a permanent deal to a loan move with a view to a permanent deal.

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Hause, who can play at left-back or centre-back, has not featured in the Premier League this season with his only two first-team appearances coming in the EFL Cup.

Wolves are happy to loan out Hause as he was unlikely to break into Nuno Espirito Santo’s first-team plans at Molineux in the second half of the season.

Villa manager Dean Smith has been to strengthen his defensive options this month and Hause could make his debut for Villa in this weekend’s home Championship game with Wigan Athletic.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, the club have made a move to sign a Sheffield Wednesday ace as talks over a deal have begun.