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Karim El Ahmadi Looking For A Twist Of Lime

Looks like the earlier rumour, see: AVFC Transfer Talk - Dutch Defending Incoming? is right.

skysports.com quote Feyenoord`s Karim El Ahmadi via RTV Rijnmond confirming talks are underway.

He says: 'This is a dream for every player. I hope it will go through. I was on the verge of extending my contract but then this came along. I am 27, that's an age where you can look for a new challenge."

He says the Premiership is the 'best league in the world` and the report says he is already in England and waiting for confirmation of an agreement between the clubs before he talks terms.

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karim_El_Ahmadi

A contact on Facebook just sent me a message (thanks Ivan)

"Almadi was last year voted best midfielder in the Dutch comp which dragged Feynoord to 2 place in the table.. yes he did play in Dubai 2 years ago but this year was one of the best midfielders !!! He will be a bargin and a good player for Villa..."




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 26 2012

Time: 12:43PM

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An unknown foreign surprise signing .. I like it!
beardofolof
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26/06/2012 12:57:00

Looks like a pretty hard worker based on a few youtube clips. Just what we need if that's to go on. For 2.8 million it falls into budget. Could be a very good capture this.
jsmccue
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26/06/2012 13:11:00

In Lambert We Trust!
M5villa
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26/06/2012 13:19:00

No complaints here.
Lee282
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26/06/2012 13:31:00

IMO a defensive midfield player was our PRIORITY. Right age and decent price. Only time will tell but I am pleased with this signing (presuming iot happens!)..Villa's version of Scott Parker at a younger age and fraction of the price?
krfeskivilla
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26/06/2012 13:43:00

Beardofolof - remember the last time that happened? Moustapha Salifou anyone?!?! :) However, we haven't had Adebayor harking on about how this guy's the Togolese (or in this case Moroccan) Zidane, so I'm confident he'll actually be a decent player. Read a few articles on him and his time in Holland; certainly seems highly regarded as a committed battler - just what we need!! Roll on the next one!
BristolVillan
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26/06/2012 13:59:00

Looks pretty impressive to me. If Lambert fancies him, then bring him on! And many more!
Stephen Jay Hawkings
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26/06/2012 14:21:00

Quite happy with this, he looks good on paper just hope he can cut it at the Villa.
Green Villan
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26/06/2012 14:43:00

Were in trouble if he cant cut paper Green Villan ;)
GibboVilla
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26/06/2012 14:59:00

lol Gibbo :P
Green Villan
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26/06/2012 15:06:00

Dont worry - we play on grass not paper
Mat777
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26/06/2012 15:19:00

My foreign player knowledge is pretty good but can't say I've ever heard of this guy...Kinda gets me a little excited, I'm sure Lambert wouldn't sign him if he wasn't potentially good.
P.Avfc
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26/06/2012 16:26:00

He'll be a good one to get the ball rolling..... no pun intended. Holding midfielder, ball winner.... just what we need.
Pride of Lions
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26/06/2012 17:53:00

Must admit I've only seen the Youtube clips...but he looks like he gets stuck in, something a lot of our players seemed to lack last season...could be good.
MASON_PARKER
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27/06/2012 11:53:00

 

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