ASTON VILLA have agreed a deal with Bournemouth for Tyrone Mings that could rise to £26.5million.
The defender, 26, was a hit during a loan spell at Villa in the second half of the season last term, helping the club win promotion via the play-offs.
Tyrone Mings has made his move to Aston Villa permanent from Bournemouth[/caption]
Boss Dean Smith always wanted to sign Mings permanently and it was simply a matter of Villa striking a bargain with the Cherries.
An offer of £20m, guaranteed and paid in stages, was accepted this afternoon.
The fee could rise if add-ons are met – including Villa reaching Europe and Mings being called up for England.
The move could be wrapped up as early as this evening as SunSport understands a medical is not required.
MINGS ON THE MOVE
It will end an injury-ravaged, four-year spell at the Vitality for Mings.
But it will still see Bournemouth make a considerable profit on the £8m they paid Ipswich for his services in 2015.
Mings has prospered after working under assistant head coach and former England and Chelsea centre-back John Terry.
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In May, Mings said: “We sit down after games and go through clips and work out on the training pitch together.
“So he’s been a big help in helping me improve my positioning and decision-making.
“When we sit down that is the period when I can learn the most.”