Manchester United goalkeeper Johnstone completes Aston Villa loan move

Lynette Rowe
July 15, 2017

The former Rangers striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, but the Scotland worldwide is now back at Villa and seems to be in Steve Bruce's plan.

The 36-year-old was first handed the armband at former club Chelsea in 2001 and was made permanent captain at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2004/05 season.

"And I think JT has got that in him, knowing him, he won't hold back with certain things and I think having him around with his experience of where he has been, he is a role model to some of those boys".

"Last year the first few games were hard but hopefully having already started here it will help me".

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Therefore, Veretout is back at Aston Villa, and played well in a recent friendly, leading some fans to voice their hope he could remain at Villa Park.

"Hopefully this year we can go on and have a good year".

Within the last hour the club confirmed that he had now teamed up with us at Bodymoor Heath and the deal was for the full season. They've already lost two strikers with Fabio Borini and Jermaine Defoe leaving so need a new forward, so signing someone who is believed to be at Premier League quality despite his poor form recently is being seen as a very good idea.

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