Date: 13th June 2013 at 5:14pm
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Aston Villa have announced their second summer signing. This time 20-year-old Denmark defender Jores Okore has put pen to paper on a four year deal which will run until the summer of 2017

The defender told AVFC

‘We’re a young team and we played some really good football over the second half of last season which is something we want to build on now as players, as a team and as a club. I know there is great potential in the team. I have watched many of our games because the Premier League is very popular back in Denmark. I know also that we have a good coach and this is a really good club. This is the right club for me, I feel it straight away.”

Adding, ‘I’m happy to be wearing the shirt and I feel like I’m looking really good in it – it feels very comfortable. I’m looking forward to us going out next season, performing as a team and showing our potential.”

And he says he`s a big, strong defender with pace.

This is the guy who got the seal of approval from Villa legend Martin Laursen. See: Click Here

Paul Lambert said ‘He’s only 20 years of age and that’s good but he’s also an international player at a really young age and he’s played Champions League football as well, which is testament to his potential. Jores has played in big games but he’s a very humble lad and he will be a really good addition to our team and to our squad. I’m pleased that we’ve signed a player of his stature, for he is someone who can come in and make a huge impact.”

Adding, ‘There’s a great opportunity for him here and the competition for places is something that’s really important. You want to try to have that throughout the team.’

Image gallery on the official site: Click Here



2nd season for Paul Lambert


Aleksandar Tonev (from Lech Poznan)
Liam Prynn (from Torquay, around £50k + add ons)
Jores Okore (from FC Nordjaelland for around £4m)


Richard Dunne (released)
Andy Marshall (released)
Eric Lichaj (released)
Jean Makoun