Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Mbwana Samatta from KRC Genk.
The striker has put pen to paper on a four-and-half year deal subject to a work permit and international clearance being granted.
Samatta, 27, has scored ten goals for Genk in all competitions this season including a goal at Anfield against Liverpool in the Champions League.
Dean Smith said: "I'm really pleased we have managed to bring Mbwana to the club.
"He has scored goals throughout his career and I'm looking forward to working with him."