Villa complete the signing of Mings

Tyrone Mings
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Tyrone Mings of Bournemouth is taken off the pitch by stretcher after picking up injury during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Tyrone Mings on a loan deal from Bournemouth until the end of the season.

Mings joined the Cherries from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2015 for a fee in the region of £8million.

The former England U21 international has found first-team opportunities with Bournemouth limited after suffering a serious knee injury.

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The signing of Chris Mepham last week means Mings will find himself falling down the pecking order amongst the club’s defenders, with Nathan Ake and Steve Cook currently the preferred options at the heart of the back line.

“Aston Villa is delighted to confirm the arrival of Tyrone Mings on loan from AFC Bournemouth for the rest of the season,” said the Sky Bet Championship club, as quoted by TEAMtalk.

“The 25-year-old has made seven appearances in all competitions for the Cherries so far this term but will link up with Dean Smith’s men for the remainder of 2018/19.”