Transfer News: Antonio Luna signs with Aston Villa

Modified 21 Jun 2013

Sevilla left-back Antonio Luna has been confirmed as Aston Villa’ s fifth summer signing.

The 22-year-old will be joining Villa on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Luna came up through the ranks of Sevilla’s youth academy and caught worldwide attention when he made eleven La Liga appearances while on loan at Mallorca last season.

Luna was quoted as having said: “I’ve always believed that I could play in the Premier League. To have this opportunity with a club as historic and huge as Aston Villa and with a manager who is building a squad of young players with great prospects is tremendously exciting.”

“The manager explained to me that it is a young squad but also one with good experience and everyone is hungry.”

“There have been many good and great players from Spain who have come here and succeeded and I know I can adapt my game also.”

“The quality of football in La Liga is also respected everywhere and this is why I believe I can do well in the Premier League.”

He will be joining Villa’s other summer signings which include winger Aleksandar Tonev, defender Jores Okore, midfielder Leandro Bacuna and striker Nicklas Helenius.

Source: BBC Sports

Published 21 Jun 2013
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