Official: Liverpool completes Stewart Downing signing from Aston Villa

The long-awaited arrival of the English winger took place late on Friday, with the Anfield men continuing to spend as they seek to regain a top four place in the Premier League.


Aston Villa
Stewart Downing
Position: left-winger
Fee: undisclosed
Contract: undisclosed



Stewart Downing has completed his move to Liverpool from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

Having agreed personal terms and completed a medical, the 26-year-old becomes the club's fourth signing alongside Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Alexander Doni, who completed his switch from Roma earlier on Friday.

The length of Downing's contract has not been announced but has been described by Liverpool as a 'long-term deal'.

And although the exact amount paid for the midfielder has not been confirmed, it is thought to be in the region of 20 million pounds.

Downing moved from Middlesbrough to Aston Villa in 2009 for a fee of 12 million pounds and has revealed his aim to secure silverware at Anfield.

"It would be nice to win something. I'm sure that's the same objective for everyone, not just me personally," Downing told the club's official website. "My aim is to be in the team, to play well and give something back because the manager has pushed the boat out to get me here, so hopefully I can give him something back."

Downing concedes he was always vying for a move to Liverpool upon hearing its interest but admits he was made to wait due to the transfer negotiations.

"It's been a long time coming and I've had to wait a few weeks, but I'm really pleased to be here," said Downing.

"With the tradition, the manager and the players they have here, there was a big temptation to come here and once I knew of their interest, there was only one place I wanted to go."

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