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AVTV exclusive: Midfielder Sylla delighted at Villa move
Yacouba Sylla on AVTV.
31st Jan 2013
AVTV exclusive: Midfielder Sylla delighted at Villa move


It was a matter of moments between Yacouba Sylla putting pen-to-paper and talking exclusively to AVTV about his joy at joining Villa.

Sylla joined presenter Jack Woodward and translator Lorna McClelland at Bodymoor Heath for the online video channel chat.

Watch the exclusive interview now on AVTV.

Sylla, 22, was relaxed and raring to go after signing the deadline-day deal. In the in-depth piece to camera, Sylla discusses his positive emotions at joining Villa.

He also tells us about his excitement at the prospect of playing in the Barclays Premier League.

He discusses his reasons for opting for Villa and how impressed he is with the history surrounding the club that was founded famously in 1874.

He talks us through a hectic last 24 hours after joining from Villa from French side Clermont.

Sylla outlines his ambitions going-forward and describes his qualities as a player, insisting that Blaise Matuidi of PSG and Cheick Tiote of Newcastle are stars he admires.

The defensive midfielder also tells us how much he's looking forward to playing under Paul Lambert and linking up with fellow French speakers Charles N'Zogbia and Christian Benteke.

Watch the exclusive interview now on AVTV.

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