James Finnerty: Rochdale sign teenage defender from Aston Villa
Rochdale have signed defender James Finnerty on a two-year deal after three years with Championship side Aston Villa.
The 19-year-old is Rochdale's first signing of the summer and played at youth level during his time with Villa.
"As soon as I heard that Rochdale were interested, I knew it would be a great opportunity for me," Finnerty said.
"I'm well aware that the manager gives opportunities to young players, so I didn't want to turn it down."
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