Premier League: Aston Villa signs striker Wesley from Club Brugge

Club Brugge forward Wesley is set to join Aston Villa, after the Premier League club confirmed that it had agreed a deal for the 22-year-old.

Wesley scored for Club Brugge against Ligue 1 side AS Monaco both home and away in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League.   -  Getty Images

Aston Villa has confirmed the signing of Wesley from Club Brugge, subject to a work permit and international clearance.

Dean Smith's side is back in the Premier League next season following its play-off final victory over Derby County in May.

And having already brought in Jota from local rivals Birmingham City, as well as turning Anwar El Ghazi's loan move from Lille into a permanent stay, Villa has made their third signing, bringing in the 22-year-old Brazilian for an undisclosed fee reportedly in the region of £22million, which would break its transfer record.

Wesley scored 17 goals for Brugge across all competitions last season, including two in the Champions League group stages, winning a pair of league titles and two Belgian Super Cups during his time with the club.

After a three-year absence from the top flight, Villa starts its Premier League campaign away against Tottenham on August 10.

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