Aston Villa confirm £18m Jhon Duran transfer from Chicago Fire and welcome new signing with brief statement

    ASTON VILLA have completed the £18million signing of highly-rated young striker Jhon Duran.

    The 19-year-old Colombia international has joined on a long-term deal from MLS side Chicago Fire.

    Jhon Duran has completed his £18m Aston Villa move from Chicago Fire

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    Jhon Duran has completed his £18m Aston Villa move from Chicago FireCredit: Getty

    And Villa announced Duran’s arrival in a short-but-sweet statement.

    It read: “Aston Villa is delighted to confirm Jhon Duran has completed a permanent transfer from Chicago Fire for an undisclosed fee.

    “The 19-year-old striker joins Villa having scored eight goals for the MLS side in all competitions during the 2022 season.

    “An exciting young talent, Duran has also represented Colombia at senior level. Welcome, Jhon!

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