Walker set for Lane return

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A deal was completed on Thursday for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker to join Premier League rivals Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.

Walker, previously being on loan at Queens Park Rangers this campaign, burst through the Sheffield United academy ranks and made it to the big time when he was introduced to the Blades first team two years ago.

United sold him and fellow defender Kyle Naughton to Tottenham for an undisclosed combined fee after the defeat in the Play-off Final to Burnley in May 2009.

Walker made history in that game by becoming the youngest player to play for the Blades at Wembley Stadium.

He returned to Bramall Lane on loan from Spurs but was untimely recalled back to White Hart Lane right at the end of the January transfer window.

On his move to Villa Park, Walker said: "I'm excited about being here (Aston Villa) and proving that I'm good enough to play in the Premier League.

"That's why Tottenham bought me from Sheffield United and that's what I'm keen to show here at Villa.

Aston Villa have confirmed that the 20-year-old will be available for their trip to Bramall Lane on Saturday where they entertain the Blades in the FA Cup.

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