BRADLEY FINALIZES LOAN TO VILLA
The spotlight is now on Bradley at Villa
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, January 31, 2011
After weeks of wild rumors and speculation, US national team midfielder Michael Bradley finally completed his loan deal to Aston Villa from Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The Birmingham-based club announced the completion of the deal on their website.

Bradley, 23, will arrive at Villa Park in an effort to help Aston Villa climb up the English Premier League standings.

Villa began the season poorly and were even in the relegation zone as recently as December.

Since January, they have risen to 13th place with 28 points.

The move marks Bradley's third turn with a professional club in Europe.

He made his pro debut in 2004 at 16 with the Metrostars in MLS.

Soon after, he made the jump across the pond when he signed with Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie.

After a breakout season in the Eredivisie in 2008, Bradley then joined Mönchengladbach where he amassed a total of 76 appearances and scored 10 goals in his two and a half season in the Bundesliga.