Aston Villa did not go through with a permanent transfer for Kortney Hause after concerns about his medical.
The Championship club confirmed the arrival of Hause from rivals Wolves on an initial loan deal last night, stating that they have an option to make it permanent in the summer.
And, Football Insider have revealed that the deal changed following worries about a potential foot injury that were picking up during his checks.
Hause was heavily linked with a move to Villa Park at the end of last week, with a deal for around £2m suggested. However, that had changed over the next few days.
The report states that the Premier League club had no problems in letting the defender leave on an initial loan as he has struggled for game time at Molineux.
With Willy Boly the man keeping him out the team, Hause has barely featured for Wolves in the past 18 months, making only two League Cup appearances this season.
Despite the medical issues, the ex-Gillingham man is available to play and could make his Villa debut against Wigan this weekend.
This is potentially concerning news but it makes sense that if there are any fitness worries that Villa switched to a loan deal.
Now, they will be able to monitor Hause themselves and see if he can still play with the knock.
If everything goes well, they sign him in the summer. If it doesn’t, he moves back to Wolves. It’s a win-win for Villa.
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