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Davies Finally Signs


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By JohnCresswell

You wait all summer for a signing, and two of them come at once. Martin O’Neill has finally completed the signing of central defender Curtis Davies.

The defender becomes O’Neill’s fourth summer signing (and hopefully not last), and will now fight for his place alongside Knight, Cahill, Mellberg and Laursen.

Davies first came to prominence in 2005, when West Bromwich Albion, then in the Premiership, spent £3million on him, signing him from Luton Town. Davies impressed media and pundits alike, so much so that Arsenal were said to be very interested in him. Martin Jol at Spurs has also had a long term interest in the 22 year old.

Davies was at Wimbledon as a trainee, but released when they became a franchise in Milton Keynes. It’s possible that he may have met and played with Nigel Reo-Coker during this time, but it wouldn’t have been for long as Curtis soon found himself at Luton Town, making his debut at 18 years old in 2003.

Davies may not have won any trophies for his team, but already has a big collection of awards. He has won League One Player of the Year and Luton Town Young Player of the Year. He is also an England U-21 International.

At the time of signing for Villa, he has made 121 league appearances, scoring four goals.

Davies joins intitially on a season long loan deal but reports suggest that the deal will become permanent next summer.

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