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Ashley Westwood | Midfielder | #18

Team: Burnley
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 179

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Ashley Westwood has been signed by Burnley from Aston Villa on a three-and-a-half year deal with an option to extend the contract an additional year.
It comes as something of a surprise that the Clarets were the Premier League's biggest spenders on deadline day, bringing in Robbie Brady along with Westwood. Westwood is a central midfielder who showed some very positive growth last season on an otherwise dismal Aston Villa side and his arrival will fill the void left by Dean Marney, whose season ended with ligament damage in his knee. With Joey Barton coming back this winter and the signings of Jeff Hendrick and Steven Defour, Sean Dyche has a nice problem of several options to choose from in central midfield. The depth should also increase the manager's willingness to field a lone striker at times rather than his usual 4-4-2 look. Westwood might have fantasy value in some formats but only if he nails down a regular starting gig, which is not guaranteed at this time. Feb 2 - 5:17 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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