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Aston Villa complete swoop for £10m Everton winger

Villa have completed their first signing of the summer with the capture of winger Lewis Dobbin from Everton for a fee of around £10million.

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Dobbin’s signing was confirmed on Sunday just 24 hours after midfielder Tim Iroegbunam moved in the other direction to Goodison Park for £9m.

The deals kicked off what promises to be a hectic few days of transfer movement as Villa look to comply with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability (PSR) rules.

Left-back Ian Maatsen will arrive from Chelsea for £37.5m while forward Samuel Iling-Junior and midfielder Enzo Barrenechea are due to undergo medicals ahead of their moves from Juventus. Villa are also expected to sign Ross Barkley from Luton for around £5m.

Douglas Luiz, meanwhile, is on course to complete his switch to Juventus. Villa, who have been under pressure to sell to remain within the PSR limits, will receive £42m for the Brazil international, while paying £21m for Iling-Junior and Barrenechea.

Teenage winger Omari Kellyman is also headed for the exit door after Villa and Chelsea agreed a fee of £19m. The 18-year-old has made only two Premier League substitute appearances.

Chelsea may also sign Jhon Duran with Villa looking for a fee of £40m for the Colombia international.

Dobbin, 21, made 12 Premier League appearances for Everton last season, scoring his first goal in a win over Chelsea. The Stoke-born attacker joined the Toffees aged 11 and previously spent the entire 2022-23 season on loan in League One with Derby County.

Villa reported losses of £119m for the 2022-23 campaign and the onus has been on moving players out to ensure they do not breach financial rules.

Fees received before the end of the month can be banked as profit in the 2023-24 accounts, with those spent spread over the length of the spread of the players' contract. Netherlands international Maatsen, who has undergone his medical in Germany while at Euro 2024, has agreed a six-year deal.

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