Clarets Goalkeeper Tom Heaton Set to Join Aston Villa
Aston Villa are set to sign Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton after agreeing an £8m deal last night. Heaton is now due for a medical at Villa Park in the next 48 hours after an improved offer was accepted for the England international.
Dean Smith has been determined to bring in another goalkeeper this summer and Tom Heaton has been one of his targets which also included Jack Butland. Heaton will leave Turf Moor after a six-year spell in a deal that is understood to be worth an £8m fee with a small add on due at a later date, with less than a year remaining on his Burnley contract the deal will be seen as a shrewd move by the Clarets.
Tom Heaton, could have played his final game for the Clarets having appeared in the first half of Burnley’s 6-1 victory over Nice in a pre-season friendly l;ast night at Turf Moor. on Tuesday night.