Aston Villa sign West Brom’s Chester

James Chester

James Chester played in only 13 Premier League games for West Brom last season

Championship side Aston Villa have signed West Brom defender James Chester on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Chester joined West Brom from Hull for an £8m fee in July 2015, with Villa believed to have paid more than that.

He made 19 appearances for the Baggies last season, but started in only nine Premier League matches.

The 27-year-old featured in every game for Wales as they reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals in France this summer.

Chester made his international debut in a 2-0 defeat by the Netherlands in June 2014, and has now won 17 senior caps.

He started his career at Manchester United before leaving in 2011 to join Hull, where he scored eight goals in 171 appearances

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