Brentford Sign Igor Thiago, Ross Barkley Joins Aston Villa

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Brentford have signed Brazilian prolific forward Igor Thiago from Club Brugge as Aston Villa also completed a deal for Ross Barkley.

Igor Thiago, 23, reportedly reached an agreement with Brentford for a move back in February 2024. The Bees only awaited to seal the move this summer.

Thiago will step into the shoes of Brentford forward Ivan Toney. Toney is on the last lap of his Brentford contract and has been linked to a transfer exit from the club this summer. Reacting to his move to the Premier League outfit, Thiago said;

“I’m very happy to have signed for Brentford and to get to know the club.”

Igor Thiago

Igor Thiago

Igor Thiago is a 23-year-old Brazilian footballer who played for Club Brugge in the Belgian league and is now set for a new chapter with Brentford in the Premier League. He graduated from Cruzeiro Academy and made his first senior club appearance for the club in 2020.

Igor Thiago’s career and stats

Thiago spent two years at Cruzeiro, scoring 9 goals. He joined Ludogorets reserve team in 2022 and made 4 appearances, scoring 3 goals before being promoted to the senior team.

In his first season with the Ludogorets’ first team, Thiago made 34 league appearances, scoring 16 goals. He joined Club Brugge the next season and made 34 appearances in the Belgian Pro League, scoring 18 goals. Overall, he has tallied 178 club career appearances, scoring 63 goals.

Igor Thiago Brentford’s contract

Thiago has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Brentford till 2029. He will hope to continue on his prolific career sail with the Premier League outfit.

Aston Villa sign Ross Barkley from Luton Town

In another sealed Premier League transfer deal, Aston Villa have poached Ross Barkley from Luton to Villa Park.

Igor Thiago

The 30-year-old made 32 Premier League appearances for Luton, who were relegated from the top flight, in 2023-24.

Despite a disappointing campaign with the Hatters, it was an overly brilliant outing for Barkley. He struck 5 times for the club and was crucial to the team throughout the campaign.

Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley is an English professional footballer who played for Luton Town in the 2023-24 season and is now set for a new chapter with Aston Villa in the Premier League.

In a career that has spanned over a decade, Barkley is regarded as one of the best midfielders in English football. He began his career with Everton in 2010, and made 150 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals.

From Everton, he joined Chelsea in 2018 after loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United. At Chelsea, he made 58 Premier League appearances, scoring 5 goals before being loaned to Aston Villa in 2020.

From his loan spell with Aston Villa, he joined Nice in Ligue 1 and then returned to play for Luton in the English top flight last season. Overall, he has tallied 385 club career appearances with 55 goals.

Ross Barkley Aston Villa contract

According to reports, the 30-year-old has agreed a two-year contract with the Villains. His move from Kenilworth Road to Villa Park could be seen as a big leap in his career. The veteran midfielder will hope to bring his experience to bear, joining Aston Villa in their Champions League and Premier League campaign next season.

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