Aston Villa sign Karim El Ahmadi
Karim El Ahmadi agrees a 3-year deal with Aston Villa and so he will be Paul Lambert's first signing this summer. The fee agreed is undisclosed, but it is thought to be around 3 million. He transferred from Feyenoord, with whom he have been since 2008. El Ahmadi said that he is relishing the opportunity at playing with Aston Villa in the Premier League. He said that his main aim is to put Aston Villa at the top half of the table, with an aim also to reach the Europa League. He said that in Holland they played on Sundays, and so he always had the chance to see the Premier League on Saturdays. Last season the Maroccan midfielder was considered one of the best in Eredivisie, and in fact helped Feyenoord reach the second place and also the Champions league place. He said that this choice will be the best for his career in the long-term, as he wants a new challenge, and wants to play in a more competitive league. He concluded by saying that Paul Lambert has faith in his quality, and so he will prove his worth for the fans and club in the pitch.