London - Aston Villa have signed French midfielder Jordan
Veretout from Ligue 1 club Nantes on a five-year contract, the Premier League
side said on Friday.
The 22-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee reported
in British media to be around seven million pounds ($10.9 million).
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"I'm really pleased Jordan decided to choose Aston
Villa over the other options he had and opt to continue his development with
us," manager Tim Sherwood told the club's website.
"He is only 22-years-old but he is vastly experienced
for someone that age. He has played over 140 games in Ligue 1 and is a really
exciting young player.
"I know he is very highly rated over in France so we
are delighted to get this deal over the line."
Veretout is the fourth player to arrive at Villa Park from
Ligue 1 during the close season following the signings of Jordan Amavi, Idrissa
Gueye and Jordan Ayew.
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