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Transfer news: Samba signs

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Transfer news: Samba signs

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. Chris Samba
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.”

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 20th July 2017