Carroll completes Villa loan

31st January 2019
First team

Swansea City midfielder Tom Carroll has joined Aston Villa on loan for the remainder of the season, subject to international clearance.

The 26-year-old, who has recently returned to full training following a spell on the sidelines with hip and groin problems, links up with Dean Smith’s Villans until the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

The deal includes an option to buy the former England Under-21 international.

Carroll rejoined the Swans from Tottenham in January 2017, having previously spent the 2014-15 season on loan in SA1 during which time he made 18 appearances and scored one goal against Tranmere in the FA Cup.

His second stint with Swansea started in memorable fashion as he produced a man-of-the-match display in a 3-2 win over Liverpool which gave the club a first-ever league victory at Anfield.

Carroll would feature regularly as the Swans successfully battled against relegation under Paul Clement, scoring a vital long-range strike in a home win against Stoke.

He went on to make 45 appearances the following season but could not prevent the Swans dropping into the Championship.

Carroll – whose Swans contract runs to the summer of 2020 - had featured regularly in the second tier until being struck by injuries.

In total, Carroll has made 93 Swansea appearances and scored three goals.