Aston Villa agree £27m transfer fee for Tyrone Mings with Bournemouth after successful loan spell

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
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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.

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.”

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