Aston Villa signs highly-rated 19-year-old striker Jhon Duran from MLS side Chicago Fire


Aston Villa signs highly-rated 19-year-old striker Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire for $22m after breakthrough season in Major League Soccer that saw him scouted by Liverpool and Benfica and earn his first caps for Colombia

Aston Villa have signed highly-rated 19-year-old Colombia international Jhon Duran from Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire.

A number of European sides had been linked with the striker, who scored eight goals in 27 games for the Fire last season.

He has already played three times for Colombia. A fee has not yet been announced but it had previously been reported that Chicago were asking for $21m to sell Duran.

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