Aston Villa's Hourihane joins Championship side Sheffield United

Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane joins Championship side Sheffield United on season-long loan deal, while Slavisa Jokanovic eyes more signings with Adlene Guedioura and Willy Caballero set to follow

  • Sheffield United have wrapped up loan signing of Conor Hourihane
  • The midfielder joins the Championship outfit from Aston Villa for the season 
  • Slavisa Jokanovic is hoping to conclude more deals on deadline day 

Aston Villa midfielder midfielder Conor Hourihane has joined Sheffield United on loan.

The Republic or Ireland international completed his medical on Monday night and has now joined Slavisa Jokanovic’s Championship outfit.

Sportsmail reported the Blades’ interest in Hourihane earlier this month.

Sheffield United have announced the arrival of Conor Hourihane from Aston Villa

After signing for the Blades, Hourihane said: ‘I’m Delighted to be here and I cannot wait to get started. 

‘I’ve played against Sheffield United a few times and it is an exciting club to be involved in. 

The manager here has a great reputation in the Championship and I’m looking forward to working with him.’

Hourihane had captained Villa in their 6-0 Carabao Cup win at Barrow last week but with an abundance of midfielders, Dean Smith was keen for the 30-year-old to move on.

The midfielder joins the Championship club on a loan deal until the end of the season

He impressed while on loan at Swansea City last season and Jokanovic hopes he can provide the experience and goal threat his side lack to help push for promotion.

Jokanovic underlined at the weekend how the board had promised to deliver signings to give him a fighting chance of promotion and he is hoping for a couple of new additions to arrive before the deadline closes after a deal for Sampdoria’s Ronaldo Vieira collapsed due to a hamstring injury.

30-year-old Hourihane could be joined by free agent Adlene Guedioura while the Championship side are also discussing a contract for former Chelsea and Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

He could be followed through the door by former Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero

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