Aston Villa have moved swiftly to bolster their attacking stocks in the lead up to their return to the Premier League with a club record Stg22 million ($A31.5m) deal for Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes.
The agreement for the 22-year-old, commonly known as Wesley, was agreed last month with Club Brugge and formalities of the transfer are now complete after he was granted a work permit.
Wesley will link up with Dean Smith's squad as they prepare for life back in the top flight after their promotion via the playoffs.
Villa have already brought in Jota, Anwar El Ghazi, Kortney Hause and Matt Targett as the Midlands club's squad is reshaped.
Wesley, who scored 14 goals for Belgian side Brugge last season, is confident he can make an impact in the English top flight.
"I was very happy when I heard that Aston Villa were interested in me - and for a record fee," the Brazilian told Villa club media.
"I'm just hoping that now I'll be able to show why out on the pitch.
"I'm hoping to settle in quickly so I can help the team win trophies and rise up the table.
"For me the Premier League is a real stage; a great division.
"I'm hoping I can adapt quickly and show what I've got to offer."
Moraes played six games in the Champions League last season with Brugge and scored twice in the group stage.
Moraes added: "You're going to see a lot of power and a lot of quality.
"I'm really happy to have the chance to play in the Premier League and I'm hoping to play well and score lots of goals, to help Aston Villa as best as I can."
Australian Associated Press