Preston North End have completed the signing of Aston Villa winger Andre Green on a season-long loan deal, the Championship side have announced.
Green made 21 league appearances for Villa last season to help them to promotion back to the Premier League, while also spending time on loan in League One with Portsmouth, and has now returned to the second tier with Alex Neil’s side for the coming campaign.
Confirmation of Green’s arrival means that Preston have now completed four signings in the summer transfer window, with Patrick Bauer, Tom Bayliss and the returning David Nugent all making permanent moves to Deepdale this summer.
The Lancashire side had been in need of a winger following the departure of Callum Robinson to newly-promoted Sheffield United earlier in the transfer window, and taking to Twitter to react of Green’s arrival, a number of Preston fans appeared to be pleased with their choice of replacement for the Republic of Ireland international.
Here, we take a look at what some of them had to say.
A very positive signing for both player and our club. Welcome Andre ????
— Paul Valentine ???? (@iampav) August 1, 2019
Decent replacement for Robinson! Onto the next ????
— B (@7kesby1234) August 1, 2019
— Kyle Fleming (@kylefleminggg) August 1, 2019
green > robbo
— ᴮᴱᴺ (@pnefcben) August 1, 2019
Welcome great signing for us ❤️????????
— Kerrie Houghton (@kerriehoughton) August 1, 2019
— Damian Heller (@Hellervaboxer) August 1, 2019
Guessing this signing means barker isn’t coming back.
— Carl Charnley (@CarlCharnley) August 1, 2019