Date: 7th June 2019 at 6:00am
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With Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Kortney Hause falling out of favour following the arrival of Fosun, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and the reshaping of the clubs’ ambitions, it was of little surprise for many when we saw the 23-year-old move on last January – although some fans no doubt would’ve preferred a different destination than Aston Villa.

Having arrived from Wycombe Wanderers back in 2014, Hause was one of our own and despite an early loan spell out with Gillingham he went on to make 74 starting appearances for the club along with six showings from the substitutes bench – he even chipped in with two goals.

By rights, his spell at Villa in the second half of this season has gone well and he more than played his part in their successful run to Play Off promotion with ten starts and two substitute showings, and with it known that there was a buy clause included in the loan deal, he impressed enough for them to have reportedly taken that option up now and the deal should soon be officially confirmed.

With most wishing him well for the future, there was some concerns at the £3million fee given how he was thought of at the club and his England Under 21 recognition, but ultimately given how we’ve strengthened we were probably always going to take some kind of a hit to move him on. It is also worth remembering though that’s the permanent fee only, it won’t include anything we received for the loan and it could well include future options that just haven’t been mentioned.

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