Jores Okore Transfer to Aston Villa is Done and Dusted

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Danish international centre back Jores Okore follows in the footsteps of Martin Laursen and joins Villa

 

As most Aston Villa fans will tell you, the team’s defence is pretty much the priority area that had to be tackled in this summer’s transfer window. Cut out the silly mistakes and conceding of cheap goals, and Villa will pretty much instantly be a top-half team. A platform for the young Villa team to really push-on from.

While Aleksandar Tonev was the first name signed-up in this window, Jores Okore seems to have been on the Lambert radar for a while and perhaps the reason Villa’s manager didn’t make a move for a much-needed centre back in the last January window. If Okore was his man and was unavailable then, he was obviously prepared to wait.

The Jores Okore transfer has been a priority at Villa Park in the past fortnight and was always on the cards, as the press rumour mill churned out other red herrings for Villa fans to retweet. Okore’s recent international duty with Denmark just held up the dotting of the i’s and crossing the  t’s.

With Okore’s agent confirming to the MOMS grapevine the deal is done (reported to be at the £4 million mark), it’s known the club should publicly announce the signing of the FC Nordsjælland centre back on Thursday 13th June (UK time). The six-foot Danish international, at 20-years-old, is still a work-in-progress, but has Champion’s League experience already to his name and should add athleticism and bite to the Villa defence.

 

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Okore likes to make fashion statements in big games

 

The Ivory Coast born Okore will certainly make the two Villa centre back spots an interesting competition next season between himself, Vlaar, Baker and Clark. The question remains though, can Lambert get the back four unit effectively organised? The early nature of the transfer of Okore will no doubt help matters.

We wish him Mr Okore the very best.

In other news, the Monday MOMS heads-up of Villa agreeing a fee with a winger , has spouted out in the press, with it being stated it’s Leandro Bacuna of FC Groningen. MOMS had heard Villa were sniffing around in the Dutch league, so it does tally up. The signing of the Norwich keeper Steer, has according to our grapevine, hit some red tape, which has slowed down the transfer. Although, it is still expected to go ahead. UTV

 

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Love how Lamberts going about business this summer. Does the Bacuna signing mean Belhanda is off the cards though?

      • MyOldManSaid AARON_W_AVFC ah thats a shame. though i thought the price seemed a bit steep for the model Lamberts basing things on at the minute. cheers for the solid info anyway.

  2. I’m liking PL’s approach to the transfer market. He is going to lead us to great things next season I can feel it!

    • RhysNugent Villa normally have a season or two in the sun every decade (a bit like the lunar cycle), I think Lambert will take us to it.  If the players stay together as a team, we might go on one hell of an adventure together. UTV

  3. Really impressed with the amount of solid transfer info MOMS is getting, very exciting summer for the Villa and it’s great to have a reliable and prompt source for the juicy juicy news. Keep it up!

    • Russell Bognall TBH – speaking personally, I don’t get that excited about transfers (prefer to watch them, once they’re in the claret & blue shirt). But I’ve grown wary of hype and media clap-trap. Not many pundits or press corps throw logic or common sense into the equation when ‘reporting’. I know it’s part of the circus and fun for some fans, but would rather provide Villans with killer rather than filler.

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