Aston Villa completed their first signing of the January transfer window by confirming the loan deal of Axel Tuanzebe – and fans were pleased with the arrival on social media.
The Manchester United defender has joined Steve Bruceâ€™s side on a six-month temporary deal as the Villans look to get back to the Premier League.
The Villa Park outfit are currently fourth in the Championship table and have been performing well in recent matches, giving them a solid platform to be chasing for a spot in Englandâ€™s top-flight next season.
Bruce has been quiet in regards to acquisitions this winter, holding back on the spending after a busy summer, however, the addition of Tuanzebe has pleased many in and around the club.
The defender has appeared for Manchester Unitedâ€™s first-team a handful of times and is highly-rated by the Red Devils, with Jose Mourinho giving the youngster a chance in the Champions League.
The youngster will be keen to impress the Villa boss and will be pleased with the opportunity to learn under the guidance of Bruce in his first loan spell away from the club.
Tuanzebe will be hoping his time at Villa Park will benefit him and help him to improve as a player, and with the prospect of playing regularly in the Championship, he should return back to Old Trafford in the summer as a better player.
Villa fans were delighted with the news of the capture and were quick to welcome him to the club and could not wait to see what he will offer to the teamâ€™s efforts as they chase a place in next yearâ€™s Premier League.
Here are some of their reactions:
Welcome to the Villa family Axel. ðŸ˜ðŸ‘Œ
— Paul Morris (@pm83) January 25, 2018
#WelcomeAxel Prayers for you as you move to our great club.
— Philip J Nott (@astonvicar) January 25, 2018
Very pleased with getting Axel Tuanzebe on loan. Will help is at the back and be good cover if we have injuries again.
— James Goodall (@JamesGoodall_8) January 25, 2018
buzzing about Axel Tuanzebe. #UTV
— Lew Brown (@LewBrown_) January 25, 2018
A big hearty WELCOME to Axel Tuanzebe. You'll surely help Villa get back to the Premier League so I can watch games in Canada again. Thanks. #AVFC
— SC Zammit (@SCSRZx) January 25, 2018
— Adam Clinton (@AdamClinton9) January 25, 2018
Genuinely excited by the signing of Axel Tuanzebe, sounds a real talent at such a young age ðŸ’ª #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) January 25, 2018
— Zac (@zacj98) January 25, 2018
Really happy with this,welcome Axel
— ? (@villafan30) January 25, 2018
Really excellent signing, anyone complaining might recall how well it went when we played Jedi at CB?
— Jeremy Flynn (@jeremyflynn_) January 25, 2018