Ezri Konsa says it’s a “dream come true” to be able to call himself a Premier League player after joining Aston Villa.
Konsa signed today after making the move from Brentford.
Less than a year ago, Konsa was representing Charlton Athletic in League One but now can look forward to a fixture list comprising Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea.
The 21-year-old can’t wait to get started with the claret and blues.
He told Club TV: “I am over the moon. To join such a historic, massive club like Aston Villa is great. I can’t wait to meet the lads now and get started.
“To be honest, I am speechless right now. It’s a dream come true. As a little kid, I always used to dream about playing in the Premier League.
“For it to come true now is a fantastic feeling for me and my family.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of facing the top players in the world.”
His transfer from Charlton to Brentford in June 2018 saw Dean Smith sign the powerful centre-half and the Head Coach has moved for a reunion with the England U21 starlet – something Konsa is relishing.
He added: “I’m looking forward to working with Dean and Richard again.
“I enjoyed it with them at Brentford. We had a really good relationship there.
“For me to be here and working with those guys is a good feeling. I am raring to go now.”