Aston Villa sign Bulgarias Tonev

07 June 2013 04:16

Aston Villa signed Bulgaria winger Aleksandar Tonev from Polish club Lech Poznan on Friday.

Tonev agreed terms with the Premier League side after passing a medical and he will officially complete his switch to Villa Park once the final paperwork is filed next week.

It has been reported that Villa will pay around £2.5 million ($3.8 million, 2.9 million euros) for the 23-year-old.

"I am really happy to be part of Aston Villa and I am really proud to be able to pull the shirt on," Tonev said.

"Aston Villa is a big club and the manager and club have a belief in young players and in the team ethic.

"Football is not about the individuals. It's a team sport and all successful teams play well together.

"I want to show everybody what I can really do. I have played in front of big crowds before but the atmosphere here in England is unique.

"I can't wait to start and to meet my team-mates and the manager. When I heard about Aston Villa, I thought about playing in the Premier League for such a big club. I wasn't thinking about anything else."

Source: AFP