Date: 13th June 2013 at 5:29pm
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Hot on the heals of the Jores Okore signing, have announced Dutch midfielder Leandro Bacuna has also signed for Villa from FC Groningen.

We only did an article this morning about this player (there have been whispers for a few days) and as you`ll see if you click the link, there are some youtube videos of his goals: Transfers Hotting Up. Attacking Midfielder Linked

The 21-year Dutch u21 international is according to the official site, a wide midfield player. He has signed a three year deal keeping him at Villa until the summer of 2016.

Paul Lambert said of the signing: “Leandro’s energy and versatility will be really good for us. He’s a good player, he has bags of energy and he will make an impact.”

He adds that he`s another player, despite his young years, who has a lot of playing experience.

Bacuna added: ‘It feels great. It’s a new beginning for me and I’m looking forward to being part of this young, hungry team we have at Villa,’


2nd season for Paul Lambert era:


Aleksandar Tonev (from Lech Poznan)
Liam Prynn (from Torquay, around £50k + add ons)
Jores Okore (from FC Nordjaelland for around £4m)
Leandro Bacuna (from FC Groningen)


Richard Dunne (released)
Andy Marshall (released)
Eric Lichaj (released)
Jean Makoun