Chelsea’s Ross Barkley joins Aston Villa on loan as Smith lauds ‘real coup’

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley joins Aston Villa on loan as Smith lauds ‘real coup’

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Ross Barkley on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea, with manager Dean Smith lauding the capture of the midfielder as a ‘real coup’. Barkley has struggled to replicate his best form since moving to Chelsea from Everton two-and-a-half years ago and has signed for Villa in search of …