Aston Villa are delighted to announce the signing of Chris Samba.
Samba was a free agent after leaving Greek side Panathinaikos in January 2017.
The 33-year-old arrived in B6 on trial the following month and he has impressed Steve Bruce greatly over the past few months.
I have played against Aston Villa many times and it’s always been a club I have had the utmost respect for.
He trained with the squad in Portugal during the pre-season training camp and also helped the team keep two clean sheets in friendlies against Telford and Walsall.
Samba has now penned a one-year deal.
He said: “I have enjoyed my time with Aston Villa and I am very pleased to continue this association after signing my contract with the club.
“I have played against Aston Villa many times and it’s always been a club I have had the utmost respect for because of its standing in the game.
“I can’t wait to put the shirt on this coming season.
"It’s a big season as everyone knows and if I can play my part in making it successful, I will be very happy.”