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Villa complete Cuellar swoop

12 Aug 2008 - 18:26:48

Aston Villa have completed the £7.8million signing of Carlos Cuellar from Rangers after the Spanish defender agreed a four-year deal with the Midlands club.

The 26-year-old had only been at Ibrox for one season following his arrival from Osasuna, but has become manager Martin O'Neill's seventh signing of the summer.

Curtis Davies, Steve Sidwell, Luke Young, Nicky Shorey, Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan have all arrived at Villa Park in recent weeks.

Cuellar won the Scottish Premier League player of the year accolade last season after his impressive debut campaign with the Glasgow club in which he made 40 appearances.

"I'm joining a big club in the Premier League," he told the club's official website.

"This is the best league in the world and last year Villa did very well.

"They play very good football and had a fantastic season. So I am very happy to come here with the opportunity to play in the Premier League.

"We are also playing in Europe this season, so that will be good.

"I watched Villa last season and Martin O'Neill is a very good coach. He plays exciting attacking football and I am excited to be here.

"My ambition is to play for my country and I think with Aston Villa I will have that possibility.

"Every player wants to play international football and that is my aim."


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