Robin Olsen has completed his medical at Aston Villa and will now join the Premier League club on loan from Roma for the remainder of the season.The...
The 32-year-old goalkeeper is expected to be announced as Villa’s third signing of the January transfer window in the next 24 hours.
He arrives after head coach Steven Gerrard asked for additional goalkeeping cover, with No.1 Emi Martinez and his understudy Jed Steer the only senior stoppers on board.
Villa have been a goalkeeper short since letting Tom Heaton leave for Manchester United in the summer. Heaton wasn't offered a new contract extension so decided to move on.
Olsen, the Sweden international, started the first half of this season on loan at Sheffield United but has since lost his place after an injury.
Roma recalled Olsen last week amid interest from Villa and quickly set up another arrangement.
He spent last season on loan at Everton, so has some Premier League experience. Sporting director Johan Lange also knows Olsen well from their time together at FC Copenhagen.
The Athletic understands Villa will now consider loaning out one of their younger goalkeepers.Robin Olsen completes Aston Villa medical ahead of move from Roma - The Athletic View Story