Official statement on avfc.co.uk read: “Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Michael Bradley has joined on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach to the end of the season.”

He could have his debut against Fulham on February 5th, but this information is not 100 per cent certain, as he waits for his visa and international clearance be issued.

The thing we can confirm is, when he gets to play, Bradley will wear number 13 shirt.

Aston Villa are too considering an option of a permanent transfer at the end of the season. All things considered, both parties look content about how the things have evolved.

“I am really excited to be joining Villa,” Bradley said. I am proud and thrilled and can’t wait to get going now.

“Everyone can see that Villa is a big club, a fantastic club, with tradition and great supporters. Over the past few years Villa have made big strides and are trying to challenge at the very top of the Premier League. I am excited to be part of that and I am excited to be here.

“I want to play at the highest level and test myself in the biggest of games. Whether it’s on Saturday against Fulham at Villa Park or the week after, I am excited to be here and ready to get going.”

Bradley started his career at New York MetroStars. He has scored, all together, 26 goals starting from 2006, up until now, both playing for the Dutch Heerenveen and  Bundesliga Borussia Monchengladbach.

Villa’s boss Gerard Houllier said: “Michael is a very hard-working midfielder who can score goals and is versatile. I saw him play four times at the World Cup in South Africa. I saw him once on TV but four times at the games for the national team, so in terms of scouting you cannot say the work has not been done.”

Written by Kovacevic Amela, freelance writer

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