Major player permanent transfers into and out of Aston Villa since August 2006 shown in chronological order by season.

Reported transfer fees can vary significantly and are becoming increasingly difficult to know in any way at all. The figures used here should therefore be considered “best guess” and are generally based on the most persistently reported fees until more accurate information is discovered. The figures should also represent the capitalised amount and do not include any loan fees or “add-ons”.

Notes are included at the foot of the page where an explanation is relevant.

You may also be interested in the current Aston Villa First Team Squad list.

A note on released players

Each summer a number of players’ contracts expire and, in the absence of an offer of renewal, will be “released”. The dates shown below indicate when that list or information was published, not necessarily when the player left the club; some players may already have found themselves a new club by that point. Contracts generally expire at the end of June.

This page was last updated: Aug 14, 2017



Date Player Fee (£) From
20/07/17 Christopher Samba Free N/A
20/07/17 Glenn Whelan 1,500,000 Stoke
19/07/17 Ahmed Elmohamady 1,000,000 Hull
03/07/17 John Terry Free N/A


Date Player Fee (£) To
13/08/17 Leandro Bacuna 2,500,000 Reading
02/08/17 Aly Cissokho 1,300,000 Yeni Malatyaspor
28/07/17 Nathan Baker 4,000,000 Bristol City
25/07/17 Jordan Veretout 6,250,000 Fiorentina
01/07/17 Carlos Sanchez 2,750,000 Fiorentina
30/06/17 Libor Kozak Released
30/06/17 Jerell Sellars Released
30/06/17 Riccardo Calder Released
30/06/17 Henry Cowans Released
30/06/17 Johan Abdoul Released
30/06/17 Rory Hale Released
30/06/17 Thomas Leggett Released
30/06/17 Joseph Linley Released
30/06/17 Joonas Sundman Released
08/05/17 Niall Mason Doncaster



Date Player Fee (£) From
31/01/17 Scott Hogan 9,000,000 Brentford *
31/01/17 Neil Taylor Swap Swansea *
31/01/17 Jacob Bedeau 900,000 Bury
26/01/17 Conor Hourihane 3,000,000 Barnsley
25/01/17 Birkir Bjarnason 1,750,000 FC Basel
25/01/17 James Bree 1,400,000 Barnsley
20/01/17 Henri Lansbury 3,000,000 Forest
31/08/16 Albert Adomah 5,000,000 Middlesbrough
30/08/16 Jonathan Kodjia 11,000,000 Bristol City
23/08/16 Ritchie De Laet 2,000,000 Leicester
17/08/16 Mile Jedinak 4,000,000 Crystal Palace
12/08/16 James Chester 6,000,000 West Brom
04/08/16 Ross McCormack 12,000,000 Fulham
10/07/16 Aaron Tshibola 5,000,000 Reading
08/07/16 Pierluigi Gollini 4,250,000 Hellas Verona
20/06/16 Tommy Elphick 3,000,000 Bournemouth


Date Player Fee (£) To
31/01/17 Jordan Ayew 5,000,000 Swansea *
31/01/17 Ashley Westwood 5,000,000 Burnley
04/01/17 Rudy Gestede 6,000,000 Middlesbrough
31/08/16 Adama Traoré 7,000,000 Middlesbrough
29/08/16 Joleon Lescott Free AEK Athens
27/08/16 Jores Okore Free Copenhagen
27/08/16 Joe Bennett Free Cardiff
07/08/16 Scott Sinclair 3,000,000 Celtic
03/08/16 Ciaran Clark 5,000,000 Newcastle
02/08/16 Idrissa Gueye 7,100,000 Everton
29/07/16 Brad Guzan Free Middlesbrough
04/07/16 Callum Robinson Released Preston
01/07/16 José Ángel Crespo 365,000 PAOK *
10/06/16 Charles N’Zogbia Released N/A
10/06/16 Kieran Richardson Released N/A
10/06/16 Janoi Donacien Released N/A
10/06/16 Benjamin Siegrist Released N/A
10/06/16 Lewis Kinsella Released N/A
10/06/16 Charlie Bannister Released N/A
10/06/16 Joshua Webb Released N/A
10/06/16 Kodi Lyons-Foster Released N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
01/09/15 Joleon Lescott 1,000,000 West Brom
14/08/15 Adama Traoré 7,000,000 Barcelona
31/07/15 Rudy Gestede 6,000,000 Blackburn
31/07/15 Jordan Veretout 7,000,000 Nantes
28/07/15 José Ángel Crespo 550,000 Córdoba
27/07/15 Jordan Ayew 8,500,000 Lorient
18/07/15 Jordan Amavi 7,800,000 Nice
10/07/15 Idrissa Gueye 9,000,000 Lille
09/07/15 Mark Bunn Free N/A
01/07/15 Micah Richards Free N/A
01/07/15* Scott Sinclair 2,500,000 Man City


Date Player Fee (£) To
27/01/16 Philippe Senderos Released N/A
07/01/16 Joe Cole Free Coventry
27/08/15 Aleksandar Tonev Free Frosinone
22/07/15 Christian Benteke 32,500,000 Liverpool
17/07/15 Fabian Delph 8,000,000 Man City
10/07/15 Shay Given Free Stoke
09/07/15 Antonio Luna Free Eibar
03/07/15 Nicklas Helenius Free AaB Aalborg
30/06/15 Ron Vlaar Released N/A
30/06/15 Chris Herd Released N/A
22/06/15 Matt Lowton 1,000,000 Burnley
22/06/15 Yacouba Sylla 1,000,000 Rennes
18/06/15 Andreas Weimann 2,750,000 Derby
08/06/15 Darren Bent Released N/A
08/06/15 Enda Stevens Released N/A
08/06/15 Graham Burke Released N/A
08/06/15 Alfie Crooks Released N/A
08/06/15 Craig Hill Released N/A
08/06/15 Brad Lewis Released N/A
08/06/15 Isaac Nehemie Released N/A
08/06/15 Daniel O’Brien Released N/A
08/06/15 Thomas Strain Released N/A
08/06/15 Courtney Wildin Released N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
13/01/15 Carles Gil 3,500,000 Valencia
15/08/14 Carlos Sánchez 4,500,000 Elche
08/08/14 Aly Cissokho 2,000,000 Valencia
11/07/14 Kieran Richardson TBC Fulham
10/06/14 Joe Cole Free N/A
05/06/14 Philippe Senderos Free N/A


Date Player Fee (£) To
23/01/15 Daniel Johnson TBC Preston
05/01/15 Jordan Graham TBC Wolves
01/09/14 Karim El Ahmadi 550,000 Feyenoord
06/08/14 Samir Carruthers TBC MK Dons
10/06/14 Jordan Bowery 165,000 Rotherham
20/05/14 Marc Albrighton Released N/A
20/05/14 Nathan Delfouneso Released N/A
20/05/14 Andras Stieber Released N/A
20/05/14 Aidan Grant Released N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
02/09/13 Libor Kozak 5,000,000 Lazio
01/07/13 Jed Steer 450,000 Norwich
20/06/13 Antonio Luna 1,500,000 Sevilla
18/06/13 Nicklas Helenius 1,750,000 Aalborg BK
13/06/13 Leandro Bacuna 850,000 Gronigen
13/06/13 Jores Okore 4,000,000 Nordsjælland
07/06/13 Aleksandar Tonev 2,700,000 Lech Poznań


Date Player Fee (£) To
14/01/14 Stephen Ireland Free Stoke
02/09/13 Barry Bannan 1,750,000 Crystal Palace
30/06/13 Stiliyan Petrov Retired N/A
22/06/13 Brett Holman Released N/A
05/06/13 Jean II Makoun 1,700,000 Rennes *
05/06/13 Derrick Williams Released N/A
05/06/13 Daniel Devine Released N/A
05/06/13 Courtney Cameron Released N/A
05/06/13 Josh Barton Released N/A
05/06/13 Calum Barrett Released N/A
05/06/13 Andy Marshall Released N/A
05/06/13 Eric Lichaj Released N/A
05/06/13 Richard Dunne Released N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
31/01/13 Yacouba Sylla 1,750,000 Clermont Foot
31/08/12 Christian Benteke 7,000,000 Genk
31/08/12 Ashley Westwood 2,000,000 Crewe
31/08/12 Jordan Bowery 500,000 Chesterfield
29/08/12 Joe Bennett 2,500,000 Middlesbrough
01/08/12 Ron Vlaar 3,200,000 Feyenoord
16/07/12 Brad Guzan Free N/A
06/07/12 Matt Lowton 3,000,000 Sheffield Utd
01/07/12 Karim El Ahmadi 2,000,000 Feyenoord
01/07/12 Brett Holman Free AZ Alkmaar


Date Player Fee (£) To
31/01/13 Stephen Warnock Free Leeds
01/08/12 James Collins 2,500,000 West Ham
30/06/12 Brad Guzan Released* N/A
23/05/12 Seb Jenkins Released N/A
23/05/12 Darious Darkin Released N/A
23/05/12 Matthew Coton Released N/A
23/05/12 Richard Bryan Released N/A
23/05/12 Reece Caira Released N/A
23/05/12 Charlie Ward Released N/A
23/05/12 Connor Taylor Released N/A
23/05/12 Ebby Nelson-Addy Released N/A
23/05/12 Emile Heskey Released N/A
23/05/12 Carlos Cuellar Released N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
01/01/12 Enda Stevens 220,000 Shamrock Rovers
31/08/11 Alan Hutton 3,000,000 Tottenham
29/07/11 Charles N’Zogbia 9,500,000 Wigan
18/07/11 Shay Given 4,000,000 Man City


Date Player Fee (£) To
27/01/12 Shane Lowry 250,000 Millwall
27/08/11 Luke Young 2,000,000 QPR
27/08/11 Jonathan Hogg 300,000 Watford
15/07/11 Stewart Downing 20,000,000 Liverpool
03/06/11 Brad Friedel Released N/A
23/06/11 Ashley Young 17,000,000 Man Utd
27/05/11 Calum Flanagan Released N/A
27/05/11 Ellis Deeney Released N/A
27/05/11 Durrell Berry Released N/A
27/05/11 Harry Forrester Released N/A
27/05/11 Arsenio Halfhuid Released N/A
27/05/11 Isaiah Osbourne Released N/A
27/05/11 Moustapha Salifou Released N/A
27/05/11 Robert Pires Released N/A
27/05/11 John Carew Released N/A
27/05/11 Nigel Reo-Coker Released N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
18/01/11 Darren Bent 18,000,000 Sunderland
15/01/11 Jean II Makoun 6,000,000 Lyon
18/11/10 Robert Pires Free N/A
03/09/10 Andy Marshall Free N/A
18/08/10 Stephen Ireland 8,000,000 Man City


Date Player Fee (£) To
28/01/11 Curtis Davies 3,500,000 Birmingham City
07/01/11 Steven Sidwell 500,000 Fulham
07/01/11 James Collins Free Shrewsbury
18/08/10 James Milner 26,000,000 Man City
09/08/10 Nicky Shorey 1,500,000 West Brom
17/07/10 Marlon Harewood Released N/A
24/06/10 Stephen O’Halloran Free Coventry
06/06/10 Andy Marshall Released N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
01/09/09 James Collins 5,000,000 West Ham
01/09/09 Richard Dunne 6,000,000 Man City
27/08/09 Stephen Warnock 8,000,000 Blackburn
12/08/09 Andy Marshall Free N/A
07/08/09 Habib Beye 2,500,000 Newcastle
04/08/09 Fabian Delph 8,000,000 Leeds
16/07/09 Stewart Downing 12,000,000 Middlesbrough


Date Player Fee (£) To
26/01/10 Craig Gardner 3,500,000 Birmingham City
25/07/09 Zat Knight 4,000,000 Bolton
21/07/09 Sam Williams Free Yeovil Town
23/06/09 Stuart Taylor Free Man City
02/06/09 Gareth Barry 12,000,000 Man City
01/06/09 Martin Laursen Retired N/A



Date Player Fee (£) From
23/01/09 Emile Heskey 3,500,000 Wigan
30/08/08 James Milner 12,000,000 Newcastle
12/08/08 Carlos Cuellar 7,800,000 Rangers
08/08/08 Luke Young 5,000,000 Middlebrough
07/08/08 Nicky Shorey 4,000,000 Reading
01/08/08 Brad Guzan 600,000 Chivas USA
26/07/08 Brad Friedel 2,000,000 Blackburn
10/07/08 Steve Sidwell 5,000,000 Chelsea
03/07/08 * Curtis Davies 8,000,000 West Brom


Date Player Fee (£) To
03/01/09 Wayne Routledge 600,000 QPR
22/08/08 Shaun Maloney 2,500,000 Celtic
01/07/08 Olof Mellberg Free Juventus
01/06/08 Thomas Sorensen Released N/A
01/06/08 Patrik Berger Released N/A
28/05/08 Luke Moore 3,000,000 West Brom



Date Player Fee (£) From
30/01/08 Wayne Routledge 1,250,000 Tottenham
31/08/07 Moustapha Salifou 50,000 FC Wil
29/08/07 Zat Knight 3,500,000 Fulham
17/07/07 Marlon Harewood 4,000,000 West Ham
05/07/07 Nigel Reo-Coker 8,500,000 West Ham


Date Player Fee (£) To
30/01/08 Gary Cahill 5,000,000 Bolton
30/08/07 Liam Ridgewell 2,000,000 Birmingham City
01/08/07 Eric Djemba-Djemba Released N/A
19/07/07 Lee Hendrie Free Sheffield Utd
05/07/07 Steven Davis 4,000,000 Fulham
01/07/07 Robert Olejnik Free Falkirk
27/06/07 Aaron Hughes 1,000,000 Fulham
08/06/07 Gavin McCann 1,000,000 Bolton
31/05/07 Chris Sutton Released N/A
31/05/07 Mark Delaney Released N/A
30/05/07 Stephen Henderson Free Bristol City
25/05/07 Jlloyd Samuel Free Bolton



Date Player Fee (£) From
31/01/07 Shaun Maloney 1,000,000 Celtic
23/01/07 Ashley Young 9,650,000 Watford
22/01/07 John Carew Swap Lyon
03/10/06 Chris Sutton Free N/A
12/09/06 Didier Agathe Free N/A
30/08/06 Stiliyan Petrov 6,500,000 Celtic


Date Player Fee (£) To
17/04/07 Juan Pablo Angel Free New York Red Bulls
25/01/07 Paul Green Free Lincoln
22/01/07 Milan Baros Swap Lyon
11/01/07 Peter Wittingham 350,000 Cardiff
11/01/07 Didier Agathe Released N/A
25/08/09 Ulises De la Cruz Free Reading
22/08/06 Kevin Phillips 700,000 West Brom
01/08/06 Mathieu Berson Free Levante


John Carew arrived at Aston Villa in a straight swap deal, Milan Baros headed to Lyon in exchange.

Curtis Davies joined Aston Villa on 31st July 2007, but his first season was actually a loan; the full transfer from West Brom the following year is shown above with a fee of £8m. Higher amounts are often attributed to this transaction, but it’s assumed that loan fees for the first season may well be included.

Stephen Ireland was a makeweight in the deal taking James Milner to Man City. The transfer values shown above are the valuations agreed by the two clubs; the actual transaction saw just the net £18m change hands and the two players swap clubs.

Darren Bent joined Aston Villa for £18m with add-ons rising to £24m.

Jean II Makoun joined Olymiacos on 29th August 2011 on a season long loan with an option to purchase. The financial details are believed to include a £1.5m fee during 2011/12 (including wages) with the option to buy set at £3m at the end of the season.

* Makoun joined Rennes on a season long loan deal for the 2012/13 season, again with an option to buy at the end of the season which the French club exercised. Details of the deal haven’t emerged so an estimate of the fee based on the player’s residual value has been included.

Brett Holman‘s contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

* Norwich were awarded £450,000 compensation for Jed Steer by the Professional Football Compensation Committee in January 2014.

Scott Sinclair joined Aston Villa on 30th January 2015 initially on loan for the remainder of the season with a permanent deal on offer contingent on Villa securing Premier League status. A four-year deal was confirmed on 19th May, this was future dated on this page for 1st July to commence the following season.

Nicklas Helenius had one year remaining on his contract when it was cancelled by mutual consent, allowing him to rejoin Aalborg permanently after spending the 2014/15 season there on loan.

Antonio Luna cancelled his contract by mutual consent with a year remaining.

Philippe Senderos‘s contract was cancelled by mutual consent with six months remaining.

José Ángel Crespo joined PAOK for “a nominal fee”. We’ve gone with his residual book value of £365k since we’re talking about relatively low amounts so it won’t be far away.

Brad Guzan had been offered a new contract towards the end of the 2011/12 season, but hadn’t accepted by the time his contract expired at the end of June. Incoming manager, Paul Lambert, persuaded Guzan to re-sign with the club in July. Though he wasn’t technically released in the true sense, there was a gap between terms and has been treated on this page like a new signing as a free agent.

Jonathan Kodjia joined Aston Villa for £11m, potentially rising to £15m. Bristol City also retained a sell-on clause for a share of any future profits.

* Jordan Ayew joined Swansea for a fee rising to £5m with Neil Taylor coming to Villa in part-exchange.

Scott Hogan‘s transfer from Brentford was reported as £9m rising to £12m with add-ons.