Aston Villa have continued their busy summer of transfer dealings by announcing two signings in the form of defender Jores Okore from FC Nordsjaelland and midfielder Leandro Bacuna from dutch side FC Groningen.
News of the arrival of both players follows the recent signing of Alexsandar Tonev and a fee being agree for giant striker Nicklas Helenius.
Centre back Okore is highly rated across Europe and has recently been linked with a move to Premier League Champions Manchester United. He featured heavily in this seasons Champions League with the Danish side and will pen a four-year contract at Villa Park.
In an interview on the Aston Villa official website, Okore stated:
“I know there is great potential in the team. I have watched many of our games because the Premier League is very popular back in Denmark,’ he said.”
“I know also that we have a good coach and this is a really good club. This is the right club for me, I feel it straight away.”
“I’m really excited and I’m looking forward to seeing my new teammates and getting together with them to train and get prepared to play some Premier League games.”
“If I was to describe myself, I think I’m a big, strong defender with good pace. Obviously, my priority is to be a really good defensive player but I think I can bring something to our game offensively, too, and maybe start some attacks.”
Midfielder Bacuna links up with Paul Lambert’s side on a three year contract after completing a medical yesterday and featured in over 100 games in the Dutch top flight since making his debut in 2009.