Aston Villa announce capture of former West Brom midfielder

Aston Villa announce capture of former West Brom midfielder

TEAMtalk Media Group·2021-09-07 10:00

Aston Villa have announced the free transfer signing of former West Brom midfielder Finley Thorndike.The 19-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or a left-winger, left the Baggies back in July and has been training with Villa ever since. The youngster also has the same agent as Villa duo Ezri Konsa and Jed Steer, ICM Stellar Sports, hence the move.Villa academy boss Mark Harrison has described Thorndike as a creative midfielder after the player penned terms at Bodymoor Heath.Villa announced that Thorndike had signed a contract with the club after performing well for the Under-23s.The youngster has played four times for the Under-23s, both in Premier League 2 and the Papa Johns Trophy.He becomes the third youth player to swap West Brom for Villa over the past few months.Thorndike joins Tim Iroegbunam and Finn Azaz at Villa Park, with all three pushing to eventually break into Dean Smith’s first-team squad.Give our social media channels a follow – we’re on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramMeanwhile, a pundit has claimed Aston Villa will regret their decision to let Emi Buendia and Emi Martinez go on international duty.The duo have joined up with Argentina ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia. UK quarantine rules mean Buendia and Martinez will have to isolate for ten days upon their return.That means they will miss Villas Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday September 11. They will also be unavailable in the following game, which will see Rafa Benitezs Everton travel to Villa Park.Centre-back Tyrone Mings called the clubs decision perfectly reasonable, but pundit Paddy Kenny has some reservations.He told Football Insider: Its a tough one because no player wants to miss playing for their country.Thats the pinnacle of their careers. But the club pays your wages, thats your bread and butter.Youre going to miss games and it could cost your team league positions and money. Me personally, I think they will regret this.There are two big players there who are going to miss out against Chelsea.Maybe they are looking at this fixture thinking its one theyve lost anyway. They might think it isnt the end of the world losing that one.Its a difficult one with everything thats going on, its hard to say whats right and whats wrong. But your club football is your main concern.READ MORE: Reliable operator who has fulfilled dream reveals he didnt want Arsenal transfer


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