Tommy Elphick Joins Villa
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on June 20, 2016
Tommy Elphick has joined Aston Villa today for a fee of 3 million pounds. Elphick, will be playing in the Championship for the first time since captaining Bournemouth to the title in the 2014/2015 season.
Elphick, 28, cut his honeymoon short so he could sign a three year contract at Aston Villa, being their first purchase this summer.
Elphick is Roberto Di Matteo’s first signing at Aston Villa, as he begins his overhaul of ins and outs in this summer window. Its rumoured that the Italian, will be given a mammoth 35 million plus all the money he receives from departing players by new owner Tony Xia to spend on a new squad.
Elphick, is adored by Bournemouth fans, with many wishing their former captain good luck for the future. They also believe the move is great both parties, as Bournemouth fans see him as an excellent Championship player, but not as good Premier League player. Villa fans have reacted well to this on social media and hope with Elphick joining it will open the floodgates for defenders such as Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott to leave.