Conor Hourihane: Aston Villa sign Barnsley captain for undisclosed fee
Championship club Aston Villa have signed Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
The 25-year-old made 112 league appearances for the Tykes, scoring 29 goals, after signing from Plymouth.
He joins former Barnsley team-mate James Bree, 19, at Villa Park after he joined Steve Bruce's side on Wednesday.
Hourihane is the third midfielder to arrive in January with Birkir Bjarnason and Henri Lansbury also signing.
Villa are 13th in the Championship and without a win in four league matches.