25 Jan 2009

Heskey completes move to Aston Villa

5:38 pm on 25 January 2009

The England striker Emile Heskey has completed his move to Aston Villa from Wigan Athletic after the Premier League clubs agreed a $9 million fee.

The 31-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year deal that reunites him with manager Martin O'Neill, his former boss at Leicester City where he began his career in 1994.

O'Neill says he's absolutely delighted, as Heskey's been a brilliant player for a number of years.

Heskey spent six years at Leicester before moving to Liverpool where he played for a further four.

He then moved to Birmingham City and then Wigan.