Aston Villa sign Michael Bradley on loan
Aston Villa have finally completed the loan signing of United States midfielder Michael Bradley for the remainder of the season.
Bradley has made the temporary switch from Borussia Moenchengladbach after impressing Villa boss Gerard Houllier during last summer's World Cup in South Africa.
He has become Villa's fourth signing of the transfer window after striker and £18 million record signing Darren Bent, midfielder Jean Makoun and on-loan Tottenham defender Kyle Walker.
Bradley will provide competition for the likes of Nigel Reo-Coker, Barry Bannan, Makoun and Stiliyan Petrov in the centre of the park.
Houllier said: "Michael is 23 and is a very hard-working midfielder who can score goals and is versatile.
"I saw him play four times in the World Cup last summer so, in terms of scouting, you cannot say the work has not been done because I saw him just a few months ago.
"We are very happy to have him. Despite his age he is an experienced player.
"He will add to the squad and he will bring energy and legs in midfield when we need it."
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