Date: 11th August 2008 at 9:29pm
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Aston Villa have confirmed that they have agreed a fee with Rangers (well The Gers’ had no choice) for their Spanish centre-back Carlos Cuéllar.

The news late on Monday evening suggested that Villa have matched a release clause in Cuéllar`s contract, and the player, who I am reliably informed was SPL player of the year last season, is expected to sign for Villa if his statement to the Rangers Official website is anything to go by:

“I came to Rangers due to the professional manner of their officials and management and their promise of success. Everything I had been told about this fantastic Club has been true and last year’s UEFA Cup run is something I will never forget.

“My ambition has always been to play for my national team and I believe that playing in the biggest league in the world for Aston Villa will help me realise that”

The 27-year old will now travel to Villa Park to sort out the formalities, as Martin O`Neill looks to add another piece of the defensive jigsaw puzzler of pre-season, alongside new signings Brad Friedel, Luke Young and Nicky Shorey, not to mention last years signing Curtis Davies.

Don`t forget the attackers Marty!