Aston Villa makes Wesley Moraes record signing

After being made to wait for a work permit, Wesley Moraes has become Aston Villa's new record signing at a reported GBP 22 million.

Wesley Moraes in action for Club Brugge.   -  Getty Images

Aston Villa has completed the club-record signing of striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for a reported GBP 22 million after he was granted a work permit.

Villa had already announced a deal had been agreed with the Belgian side, but it was only able to finally present him at its training base on Tuesday, the forward having been given clearance to work in England. Wesley, 22, spent three and a half years in Brugge, becoming a key player over the past two campaigns and scoring 24 league goals in 76 matches.

Said to have cost Villa GBP 22m, Wesley has become the club's most expensive signing, surpassing the GBP 19m it apparently parted with to sign Darren Bent from Sunderland in the 2010-11 season.