Villa starlet in Dons switch

Last Updated: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:35
Aston%20Villa

Aston Villa have allowed young winger Samir Carruthers to join League One MK Dons for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old came through the Villans' academy, after switching from Arsenal's youth set-up, and has made three substitute appearances in the Premier League for the West Midlands side.

Carruthers spent seven months of last season on loan at Karl Robinson's side, playing 28 times, netting twice before returning to his parent club after injuring his posterior cruciate ligament.

The Republic of Ireland youth international told the MK Dons Player: "It's exciting and it's what I wanted.

"Obviously I know the club from before, I'm pleased to be back and I can't wait to get going again. It's like coming home.

"The injury was hard at the time and no player wants to go through that, but I've come back fine and my knee is healthy.

"Now I need to work hard with Simon Crampton (head of sports medicine) to recover from a thigh problem, get myself fit and into the manager's thinking for selection."

Manager Robinson told the club's official website: "I understand some fans might be thinking why have we signed a player who is injured but we're building for the future. He is part of the long-term strategy here and that's shown with his three-year deal.

"He's an exceptional talent and one day I believe he will be back showcasing his ability at the top.

"Having seen him play here last season, I'm sure the fans will be excited to see Samir play in a Dons shirt soon, especially now he is a permanent member of the squad.

"I'd like to thank Paul Lambert and Aston Villa for their help with getting this deal done."

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

Lambert calm on Villa slump

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:32

Villa to miss out on defender

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:18

Villa plot England U21 swoop

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:35

Villa boss optimistic over defender return

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:37

Vlaar boost as Delph doubts grow

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:50

Grealish set for shock call-up

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:40

Westwood out to copy Delph blueprint

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:54

Villa loan ace given United hope

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:57

Given in Villa fitness battle

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:44

Villa chance for teenage trialist

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10
 
© eatsleepsport.com 2010