Aston Villa sign Joleon Lescott and Tiago Ilori
Aston Villa have signed West Brom defender Joleon Lescott for a fee of up to £2m and Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on a season-long loan.
Villa have paid £1m for the loan of Ilori, 22, with the option to sign him at the end of the season for between £6m and £9m depending on clauses.
Lescott, 33, who has 26 England caps, has signed a two-year contract.
Villa have also signed Anderlecht keeper Matija Sarkic, 18, on a three-year deal.
|Fan's view: Daniel McCarthy, Aston Villa supporter|
|"I'm pleased with the defensive reinforcements but think the lack of an experienced Premier League striker is going to be a big hindrance. It was a shame the Adebayor deal could not get done.|
|"I can't see any of the current strikers getting 15+ goals so are really going to rely on the likes of Gil, Grealish, Traore and Sinclair to wade in with the goals?"|
Boyhood Villa fan Lescott has also played for Wolves, Everton and Manchester City.
"Joleon is a player who has great Premier League experience and he'll be a huge help to the younger members of our squad," Villa boss Tim Sherwood said.
|Fan's view: Jack Lusby, writer for thisisanfield.com|
|"Deadline day can be deemed a disappointing end to the transfer window for Brendan Rodgers. The decision to part with high potential Portuguese centre-back Tiago Ilori - initially on loan to Aston Villa, but with a purchase clause reportedly included - is a poor one.|
|"At a time when Liverpool's centre-back ranks are at their most vulnerable, Ilori could have been a useful option. One positive to come from the day is that Mamadou Sakho is still a Liverpool player."|
One player they will not be signing is Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov.
The club held talks with the 34-year-old former Manchester United and Tottenham player's agent, but decided against signing him as they considered his wage demands to be too high.
Berbatov is a free agent after leaving Ligue 1 side Monaco earlier this summer.
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