Easah Suliman: Aston Villa defender signs for Vitoria Guimaraes

Easah Suliman
Easah Suliman scored in the final of the European Under-19 Championship in 2017 against Portugal

Aston Villa defender Easah Suliman has signed for Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes.

The 21-year-old was part of the England side that won the European Under-19 Championship in 2017.

He was the first player of Asian heritage to captain an England football side, having done so at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 levels.

Suliman has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Vitoria, who are sixth in the Primeira Liga.

He made one senior appearance for Villa, as a sub in the Carabao Cup against Wigan in August 2017.

In the past four years, Suliman has played on loan at Cheltenham Town, Grimsby Town and Dutch side FC Emmen.

So far in January, Villa have signed striker Mbwana Samatta from Genk for £10m, as well as goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan from AC Milan and midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan from Chelsea.

Forward Jonathan Kodjia has moved to Qatar side Al-Gharafa for an undisclosed fee and reserve goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic has joined French Ligue 1 club Toulouse on loan until the end of the season.

Suliman joins Marcus Edwards, his England teammate at the Under-19 Euros, at Vitoria.

The former Tottenham youngster signed in the summer and went on to score against Arsenal in the Europa League in November.

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