Idrissa Gueye Villa sign Senegal midfielder for $13m

The 25-year-old arrives for an undisclosed fee, which British media estimated at $13.94 million, having made 134 league appearances for the French side following his debut in 2010.

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Lille's Idrissa Gueye (L) challenges Paris St Germain's Marco Verratti during their French League Cup soccer semi-final soccer match in Villeneuve d'Ascq February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol play Lille's Idrissa Gueye (L) challenges Paris St Germain's Marco Verratti during their French League Cup soccer semi-final soccer match in Villeneuve d'Ascq February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Idriss Gueye

(French Football Weekly)
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Aston Villa have signed Senegal midfielder, Idrissa Gueye from Ligue 1 side Lille on a four-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

The 25-year-old arrives for an undisclosed fee, which British media estimated at nine million pounds ($13.94 million), having made 134 league appearances for the French side following his debut in 2010.

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Gueye, who has 24 caps is likely to replace Villa's England midfielder and captain Fabian Delph who is expected to join Manchester City, according to local press reports.

Idriss Gueye play

Idriss Gueye

(French Football Weekly)

 

'I'm really pleased to have brought Idrissa on board,' Villa manager Tim Sherwood told the club website (www.avfc.co.uk).

'He's been one of the best young midfielders in France for the last few seasons and there were a lot of teams trying to sign him this summer.

'I believe we are signing a player who is hungry to succeed, is entering what should be his best years and is perfectly suited to the Premier League,' he completed.

Gueye will join up with the beaten FA Cup finalists on receipt of his UK visa.

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