Monday media watch [02.07.12 PM]: Reaction to El Ahmadi deal
Express and Star: Marc Albrighton today backed Villa defender Eric Lichaj to build on his encouraging finish to last season and push himself into manager Paul Lambert's plans. After a difficult start to the last campaign because of injury to Lichaj was able to force his way into the starting line-up and impress with solid performances.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has wrapped up his first signing after completing the capture of midfielder Karim El Ahmadi from Feyenoord. The Morocco international has signed a three-year contract at Villa Park after Lambert confirmed last week that he was hoping to add the 27-year-old to his squad.
Setanta Sports: Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has backed defender Eric Lichaj to establish himself as a first-team regular next season. American defender Lichaj managed to force his way into the starting XI at the end of last season and Albrighton believes the 23-year-old can become a key figure under new boss Paul Lambert next season.
Setanta Sports: Midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is delighted to have completed a move to Aston Villa from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee. The Morocco international has agreed a three-year deal with Villa and becomes Paul Lambert's first signing since taking charge at Villa Park.
ESPN: Aston Villa have completed the signing of Karim El Ahmadi from Feyenoord on a three-year deal. Ahmadi, 27, starred for Feyenoord as they finished runners-up behind Ajax in the Eredivisie and qualified for the Champions League last season.
TEAMtalk: Sunderland new boy Carlos Cuellar has revealed his desire to work with Martin O'Neill again helped persuade him to head for Wearside. The 30-year-old Spanish defender on Monday signed a two-year deal at the Stadium of Light after his contract at Aston Villa expired, and was delighted to renew his acquaintance with the man who first brought him to England from Rangers.
ClubCall: Midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is delighted to have completed a move to Aston Villa from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee. The Morocco international has agreed a three-year deal with Villa and becomes Paul Lambert's first signing since taking charge at Villa Park.
TEAMtalk: Aston Villa have signed midfielder Karim El Ahmadi from Feyenoord on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The Morocco international was a driving force behind Feyenoord's campaign last season which saw them finish runners-up behind Ajax in the Eredivisie and qualify for the Champions League.
Goal.com: Aston Villa's newly signed midfielder Karim El Ahmadi said he looked forward to dictating games in the Premier League after completing a move from Feyenoord. The 27-year-old midfielder is new manager Paul Lambert's first signing in charge at the Birmingham club, and signed a three-year deal which runs until summer 2015.
BBC Sport: Sunderland have signed Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar on a two-year deal after his contract at Aston Villa expired. It will be the second time Cuellar has worked with Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill, who brought him into English football in 2008.
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