Date: 1st February 2018 at 6:06pm
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Aston Villa eventually won the race to sign AFC Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban on deadline day.

Following his recall from Sunderland, it was clear that Grabban was likely to be making another move during the January transfer window.

The 30 year old had scored 12 goals in 20 appearances during his spell with Sunderland and was being chased by Aston Villa and Cardiff City.

Following the news from Cherries manager Eddie Howe that Grabban had not been training with the squad, an imminent move was obvious and his destination ended up being Villa Park.

Grabban told

“It`s a pleasure to be at a club like Aston Villa, You only have to look at the stadium, the history and the support to know that this club deserves to be in the Premier League and hopefully I can play my part in getting this club back to where it belongs.

“It`s an unbelievable squad of players here and they`re on a great run of form as well so it`s a great time to be joining.”

“I played at Villa Park when I was with Sunderland earlier on this season so I`m looking forward to getting out there in Villa colours and scoring goals.”

Vital Villa interview on what Grabban Would Bring To Villa Party.

Meanwhile, AFC Bournemouth development squad player Shaun Hobson joined Chester on loan until the end of the season.

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Topfarrier wrote…

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