Date: 10th July 2008 at 4:27pm
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Steve Sidwell has officially signed for Villa and told the official site: ‘I am over the moon!’

Well, over spaghetti junction anyway (then turn right, don’t ever make the mistake of going left!

The club have confirmed that the 25-year-old former Reading and Chelsea man has passed his medical and put pen to paper.

The Ginger Ninja told AVTV Online,

‘I am absolutely delighted to join. I am over the moon. It’s taken a while but now it’s done I am excited and looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting on the pitch and playing football.

‘There’s been a lot of speculation and rumour about the deal and it has played on my mind a little but I’ve been professional and kept my head down.

‘I am here now and can’t wait to put a Villa shirt on and play for the fans. For me personally, it’s about getting back and playing. I have had a year of not playing as much as I would have liked so to get out on the pitch is the first aim.’