Tom Heaton joins Aston Villa from Burnley

Image: Tom Heaton has joined Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee

Aston Villa have completed the signing of England international goalkeeper Tom Heaton from Burnley.

The 33-year-old has joined Villa for an undisclosed fee, thought to be between £8m and £9m, and becomes the club's 11th signing of the summer.

"It has been on the cards for a little while and I wasn't sure that it was going to go through, so I'm absolutely delighted to be here," Heaton told Aston Villa's website.

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche says Tom Heaton left Burnley on good terms following his signing by Aston Villa.

"Having spoken to the manager, it seems like a fantastic opportunity. It is great that this massive football club is back in the Premier League and I'm delighted to be part of it."

Head coach Dean Smith added: "I am delighted that Tom is joining Aston Villa.

"He's done fantastically well for Burnley over the past few years and his experience and knowledge of the Premier League will be a major asset to us this season."

Heaton joined Burnley from Bristol City in 2013, and went on to make 200 appearances for the club under Sean Dyche.

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Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton in action against Manchester United at Old Trafford
Image: Heaton made 200 appearances for Burnley during a six-year spell with the club

He was part of Gareth Southgate's most recent England squad, but the last of his three senior international appearances came in a friendly against France in June 2017.

Burnley have entered talks with Leeds for Northern Ireland international Bailey Peacock-Farrell to replace Heaton at Turf Moor.

Leeds value him at £3.5m and will look for a replacement should they agree to sell the goalkeeper.

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