Aston Villa made the easy decision and activated a £3 million option to transfer Kortney Hause permanently from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Personal terms are still to be agreed.
Aston Villa triggered a £3 million option-to-buy as part of the January loan agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers for the services of Kortney Hause. If personal terms are agreed, it’s expected Hause will become Villa’s second incoming transfer of the summer window.
The first, Jota, was announced on Wednesday. The Spanish winger penned a two-year deal to reignite with his former manager, Dean Smith.
Other than his debut, Hause acquitted himself very well in the claret and blue shirt. For a guy who did not play much football in the preceding seasons with Wolves, he picked up stamina and form quickly with Villa.
From January onward Hause made 12 appearances, including 10 starts, in some crucial matches as Villa climbed up the table. In that time, he played left centre-back, right centre-back, and made two starts at left-back. All without any real problems or glaring issues. At 23 (turning 24 in July), it’s fair to suggest the player’s best years are ahead of him, in what would be a positive omen for the club.
Hause is the insurance policy in case Tyrone Mings doesn’t return. Moreover, he’ll help push Neil Taylor and hopefully another signing at the left-back position. With just James Chester as the only returning senior centre-half, bodies in defensive positions are needed badly.
All that remains are the aforementioned left-back, Mings, and another right-footed central defender for the beleaguered backline. There’s always work to be done. UTV.