Date: 2nd July 2012 at 1:20pm
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AVFC have now confirmed the signing of Karim El Ahmadi .

The 27-year-old Moroccan international has penned a three year deal.

El of a bargain this!

‘I’m very excited about coming here to a massive club and I’m looking forward to playing here. I’m very happy that the manager wants me and that the club wants me and I’m looking forward to starting training again. It’s nice that I am the manager’s first transfer and I am looking forward to doing good things with the team and with the club this year.”

He also says he wants to help Villa compete in the right end of the table and that he has always dreamt of playing in the Premier League.

Paul Lambert is also quoted: ‘Karim will help the team, I have no doubt about that. He’s a really good footballer and he’s played well in a good team, a big team, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

He also confirms the players are back on Thursday for pre-season training.

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