By Chris Wright
After a couple of weeks of dilly-dallying, Liverpool agreed a fee and completed the signing of Stewart Downing from Aston Villa all in the space of 24 hours yesterday – with the winger passing a medical and agreeing a ‘long term’ contract at Melwood, before officially sealing a deal believed to be worth somewhere just shy of the £20-million mark.
The man himself told the Liverpool website:
“It’s a great feeling and I’m very happy to be here. It’s been a long time coming and I’ve had to wait a few weeks, but I’m really pleased