Date: 31st January 2013 at 1:54pm
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Villa have confirmed:

Yacouba Sylla’s signing from French club Clermont Foot will be completed this afternoon.

The 22-year-old midfield player has passed a medical and only the formalities remain, with both clubs due to finalise paperwork before Sylla’s registration is lodged with the Premier League and the transfer receives international clearance.

See: www.avfc.co.uk

Good luck to him, lets hope he develops into what we need, a top, defensive midfielder.

Can’t see this being one to save us in the here and now, but having not seen any French second division games, what do I know?! I’d be more pumped if we’d brought in some experience to save us. Not too late, still eight hours left.

But as said, hope this player can develop and be one for our future.