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Lamberts First Signing - An El Of A Bargain!

AVFC have now confirmed the signing of Karim El Ahmadi .

The 27-year-old Moroccan international has penned a three year deal.

El of a bargain this!

'I'm very excited about coming here to a massive club and I'm looking forward to playing here. I'm very happy that the manager wants me and that the club wants me and I'm looking forward to starting training again. It's nice that I am the manager's first transfer and I am looking forward to doing good things with the team and with the club this year."

He also says he wants to help Villa compete in the right end of the table and that he has always dreamt of playing in the Premier League.

Paul Lambert is also quoted: 'Karim will help the team, I have no doubt about that. He's a really good footballer and he's played well in a good team, a big team, and I'm looking forward to working with him."

He also confirms the players are back on Thursday for pre-season training.

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 2 2012

Time: 1:19PM

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Lee282
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02/07/2012 13:38:00

Feeling great about the Villa, so different to this time last year. This sining seems to be a very astute bit of business along with Bret Homan. COTVABU
irish villa
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02/07/2012 13:52:00

an 'El' and not an 'Eck' thank god! :)
leelindsay
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02/07/2012 13:54:00

We are desperate for a decent right back though. Hutton showed spells of quality last season but his consistency is poor and he's a liability. He gets taken apart by most wingers. Top priority is a right back and hopefully a striker to play up front with Bent... unless Gabi gets his A-Game back.
leelindsay
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02/07/2012 13:56:00

I think Herd may be the answer at RB, was amazing there vs Wolves on debut I think it was? If this guy is holding then Herd or Lichaj should be able to hold the RB position. Sell Hutton and bring in a LB IMO
Chelt Villan
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02/07/2012 14:05:00

Woop Woop
Pancho Villan
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02/07/2012 14:11:00

Damn JF ! Mike Field was threatening to "pinch" my One El of a bagain..... but you go and pinch it!........ Rats!
Pride of Lions
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02/07/2012 14:32:00

Everyone needs a Salifou.
col8
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02/07/2012 14:39:00

Surely only the 'start of business', would imagine PL would want players in by the time they go on tour, also the 'assistant manager' position filled... hopefully a busy few weeks for Villa. Welcome El Ahmadi
Eddy1
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02/07/2012 14:50:00

Lichaj at RB for me, COTVABU
irish villa
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02/07/2012 14:50:00

I think The Sun have just topped this headline with "Lambo is a Kar dealer" - now thats really naff! (A word I have not used for 18 years but seems appropriate there!)
Chelt Villan
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02/07/2012 15:09:00

Things I love most about Vital over other Villa sites: No 1 - the best puns.
lurman
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02/07/2012 15:14:00

He beat me to it PoL lol We do our best Lurman!
mike_field
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02/07/2012 15:28:00

Personally, I wouldn't put a RB as a priority at all, I'd play Lichaj there all day. Did well out of position at LB for the last few games of the season and is at the age where he needs to be playing consistently to push on and improve now. Really happy with the signing of Karim, and Holman may be just one thing we can thank the McLeish regime for.
Mayo_12
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02/07/2012 17:07:00

Lichaj or Herd at RB for me over Mutton any day. Hopefully a great signing, have only heard positives. Many more to come please PL.
Charizma
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02/07/2012 17:30:00

On paper this looks like a great bit of business. Oh, and its Lichaj at Right all day for me.
Villa_Grizzly
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02/07/2012 18:44:00

BBC reporting that we're prepared to listen to offers for Jean II Makoun. Be a shame if he left without playing under a proper manager. Must be to balance the wages...
villaiain
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02/07/2012 18:58:00

I love him already!! I have to get avtv too by the looks of that video, getting so pumped for the season
AdzVilla11
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02/07/2012 22:15:00

 

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