Brad Guzan becomes the latest addition to the most enduring US export to the Premiership. The Chivas USA goalie joins Martin O' Neill's squad subject to Home Office approval on a £2m transfer.
Guzan bolsters a squad short of experienced goalies with Scott Carson returning to Liverpool and Thomas Sorensen released. Guzan should challenge Stuart Taylor who has been with Villa three season but has seen limited opportunities. With his Chivas USA form behind him he should get a chance to prove himself in the Premiership very early.