Villa to sign Steer

  • Last Updated: July 14 2013, 11:20 BST

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed Norwich goalkeeper Jed Steer as his sixth summer acquisition.

Steer: Set to become Villa's sixth summer signing
Steer: Set to become Villa's sixth summer signing

Lambert has already been busy in the transfer market, bringing in defenders Jores Okore and Antonio Luna, midfielders Leandro Bacuna and Aleksandar Tonev, plus Danish striker Nicklas Helenius.

The former Norwich boss was also keen to strengthen his goalkeeping ranks, and has returned to his old club to secure the signing of 20-year-old Steer, who completed the move to Villa Park once his deal at Carrow Road expires.

The former England Under-19 cap will provide competition for Brad Guzan and Benji Siegrist. Shay Given is expected to leave the club this summer.

Lambert told the club website: "Bringing in Jed will add to the goalkeeping department and helps with everybody pushing one another, learning from one another and making everyone better and wanting to improve.

"You want competition for places throughout the team, which is something we didn't have last season."


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