Date: 31st January 2017 at 5:17pm
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Following the earlier speculation of manager Sean Dyche reigniting his interest in Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood, the player has now completed his deadline day switch to Turf Moor.

At the club for a medical earlier this afternoon and to put the finishing touches on personal terms, the 26 year old has a agreed a three and a half year deal with us with an option for a further 12 months, and he has now been handed the No 18 shirt for the remainder of the campaign.

The fee is undisclosed but the media continue to talk of a sum around the £5million mark, and he leaves Villa with 22 appearances so far this season, and 162 in total with a return of five goals.

Speaking to the Official Site as he was officially unveiled a short time ago, the player said.

‘I`m delighted to be here. It`s happened fast but I`ve been made to feel very welcome and I can`t wait to get going. It feels like a proper football club and homely and that`s what I like. I like to be appreciated and I think I will definitely get that here. The manager at Villa said I could speak to Burnley and for me that was perfect – a fresh start because things had got a bit stale at Villa. It`s a fresh start and I want to show people what I can really do.’

He went on to say.

‘I have had some great times at Villa but recently it`s not been too good. I`m back in the Premier League and I`ve got another chance – coming here into a dressing room like this, full of British talent, and people who want to do well. I fit that bill and hopefully we can grow as a team and keep on improving.’

Westwood will be in attendance for the game against Leicester City later this evening but he is not eligible to play. He could potentially debut in the game at the weekend against Watford and he has a familiar face in the dressing room in the shape of Matt Lowton who was at Villa with him previously.

Westwood did not appear for Villa in the FA Cup this season so he isn’t cup tied for us either.

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