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Sousa signs for Villa before Championship loan move

Aston Villa have completed the signing of defender Lino Sousa from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old has been immediately loaned out to Championship side Plymouth Argyle for the remainder of the season.

Sousa had featured regularly for the Gunners under-21's since making the move from the West Bromwich Albion academy.

The England Under-19 international also featured in the senior set-up for the north London side when he was named on the bench for their FA Cup third round match against Liverpool.