Date: 6th January 2009 at 7:51pm
Written by: have a report claiming that Villa have signed Dutch starlet Arsenio Halfhuid from Excelsior.

They got the Mathew Upson report wrong earlier but I must admit are usually fairly accurate, although I never truly believe signings until a) they are announced on the official site b) on the shirt in pitch, no hang on, on the pitch in the shirt c) no, point b was the last point I had to make.

The 17-year-old defender has signed on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee and will join the youth set up.

His agent, Dan Fletcher told Sky Sports News:

‘Arsenio’s thrilled to be at such a great club, it’s all happened so quickly for him, but that’s the way football is sometimes. He’s signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Villa. A lot of Dutch clubs are wondering how they’ve missed Arsenio. Credit to Aston Villa for keeping their interest in him quiet and making their move so quickly.’

Now confirmed on the official site so done deal!


7 Replies to “Dutch Starlet Signed By Villa UPDATED”

  • Is he half-druid or half-huid? Either way welcome to the temple of VP! holte ender 1969


  • Strange that this hasn’t been announced on the villa site. I guess it’s not that big a story…compared to the one later today about .

  • Saurat, let’s hope this isn’t the next Routledge OR another Salifou (aka The Togolese Zidane), but you never know, he could be the next Mellberg.

  • Well said, Tallaght Villan. Like I’ve said before, let’s make our new year’s resolution something really novel – like supporting ALL the players at B6, not just the current ‘stars’ …

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