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DONE DEAL: Tom Heaton excited to make Aston Villa move

Aston Villa have signed 33-year-old Burnley and England goalkeeper Tom Heaton for £8m - their 11th signing of the summer.

Heaton made 19 Premier League appearances last season as Burnley avoided relegation.

Last week Villa confirmed the arrivals of Egypt international winger Trezeguet for £8.75m and Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz for £15m.

Heaton's arrival takes Villa's summer spending beyond £110m.

He said: "There's momentum here – you could see that from afar.

"This club got the ball rolling last season and it turned into a huge success story in the second half of the campaign.

"To gain promotion was absolutely brilliant.

"It's been a busy window so far – a lot of signings. But it needed to happen with a lot of players having also left the club.

"The majority of the signings are young, hungry and athletic. It's a really exciting time for Aston Villa and I'm delighted to be a part of that.

"Hopefully, I'll bring a bit of experience to it."

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