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​DONE DEAL: Aston Villa take spending to £100m with Engels signing

Aston Villa have taken their summer spending close to £100m after completing a deal for Reims defender Bjorn Engels.

The recently promoted club have paid £9m for the Belgian centre-back.

Engels is the fourth centre-back Villa have signed this summer.

In a statement on the Aston Villa website, Dean Smith said: "Bjorn is a player that I've been watching for the past 18 months.

"We're very happy to have secured his services and look forward to working with him."


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