Villa Sign Matt Lowton
Paul Lambert has been a busy boy! Welcome Matthew Lowton.
23 year old Lowton joins us from Sheffield United on a four year deal and as you can imagine he's delighted with a dream move to the Premier League.
He's predominantly a right back apparently, but can play anywhere in the back four as well as in midfield.
Speaking to the Official Site as the deal was announced, Paul Lambert described Lowton as 'a bright prospect with the potential to be a really good player for us.'
'Matthew is a really talented young player who brings a lot of things that can really benefit the club. He's hungry to succeed and to go further in the game, both of which are attributes we want at this club.'
Lambert adds that there's no pressure on Lowton, so I'm assuming we'll see him start in the second string as he finds his way at the club and then start appearing from the bench as time goes by.
Lowton himself said:
'It's every boys' childhood dream to play in the Premier League and it was one of mine. This opportunity is fantastic and I thank the manager for giving it to me. Hopefully I can repay the faith that he's shown in me and keep going at a higher level.'
Lowton also talked about the difference in quality when being shown around Bodymoor Heath and the facilities.
It's lovely to hear players appreciate what we have, would be even more lovely now if the team can back up our off pitch successes with some success on the pitch.
Lowton has progressed through United Academy system and even has experience of Hungarian football following a loan spell to Ferencvaros.
Young, hungry talent from leagues below us instead of overpaid journeymen...I'm liking this already!
For a photo gallery of Lowton checking in to Bodymoor Heath please Click Here.
For a brief FREE AVTV video of him, and for the link to his full AVTV interview please Click Here
Matthew Lowton Profile.
Matthew Lowton Forum Thread.
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