Date: 13th November 2012 at 6:21pm
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Aston Villa have stolen a march on our rivals and snapped up Swedish star Khalid Abdo.

The 16 year old had been receiving numerous interest from the likes of Fulham, Hamburg and others, but when he knew of Villa’s interest, he only had one destination in mind:

‘Back in September I found out that Villa wanted to recruit me. I’m happy, it feels good.’

Abdo explains he’ll be starting with the U18 team but he has his eyes set on a few reserve outings as soon as he can, as he feels he’ll have no problem adapting to the pace of our U21 set up.

He even gives himself a year to achieve it, so motivation and confidence aren’t an issue!

‘Aston Villa often graduate players for the first team. Their Academy is the best of those, I feel I can best develop here.’

Unfortunately, he also added:

‘The goal is to step up to the first team and then maybe move on to a bigger club.’

I suppose the ‘maybe’ makes it sounds better in some ways…

Quotes carried from Sky Sports.

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