Aston Villa Seals Colombia Striker Duran Deal

By Chimezie Nebolisa
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Aston Villa completed the signing of Colombia striker Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire.

The Midland club officially stamped the deal after agreeing a reported £14.75 million fee with Chicago last week.

The 19-year-old scored eight goals in 22 appearances for MLS side Chicago last season and also has three caps for Colombia.

Duran is Villa manager Unai Emery's second signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Alex Moreno from Real Betis.

A club statement from Villa read: "Aston Villa is delighted to confirm Jhon Duran has completed a permanent transfer from Chicago Fire for an undisclosed fee."

Duran hopes to make an immediate impact in the Premier League and he said: "I have all the desire in the world. I know it's the most important league in the world. It's the best league in the world. Lots of desire to work hard, give everything to the team and win. I'm hoping I can play soon."