Potters Bar midfielder Henri Lansbury makes move to Championship Aston Villa

PUBLISHED: 13:49 20 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 20 January 2017

Henri Lansbury playing for Nottingham Forest

Henri Lansbury playing for Nottingham Forest


Potters Bar’s Henri Lansbury has joined Championship side Aston Villa from league rivals Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

Forest captain Lansbury, who made 145 appearances for the City Ground side in a four-and-a-half year spell, was out of contract in the summer before deciding to move to the one-time European Cup winners in a deal reportedly worth in excess of £2.75m.

“I am delighted to be here at Aston Villa,” Lansbury told the club’s official website.

“As soon as I knew Aston Villa were interested, I wanted to come here.

“It’s the size and reputation of the football club that attracted me. It’s a big, big name in the English game and I can’t wait to get started here now.”

The 26-year-old scored six goals in 19 appearances for Philippe Montanier’s Forest this season.

The former Arsenal and West Ham United midfielder has not played since suffering a hamstring injury before the 3-0 loss at Derby County on December 11.

Lansbury is Villa boss Steve Bruce’s second signing of the January window after securing the temporary services of Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone who joins on loan.

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