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Aston Villa have beaten a number of clubs to the signature of Swedish teenager Khalid Abdo.

Last Updated: 13/11/12 at 17:55 Post Comment

Paul Lambert: Agreed a deal for highly-rated Swedish teenager Khalid Abdo

Paul Lambert: Agreed a deal for highly-rated Swedish teenager Khalid Abdo

The likes of Fulham and Hamburg have been chasing Abdo, but Villa have agreed a deal for the 16-year-old.

Abdo came to Villa's attention after impressing for Swedish Second Division outfit Larje-Angered and he is relishing the chance of joining the Premier League club.

"Back in September I found out that Aston Villa wanted to recruit me," Abdo told fotbolltransfers.com. "I'm happy, it feels good.

"I will play with the U18 team but hope to move up to the reserves as soon as possible. I feel I can handle the pace here so I want to take the step from U18 to reserves within a year.

"Aston Villa graduate often players for the first team. Their academy is the best of those I was with. I feel that I can best develop here.

"The goal is to step up to the first team and then maybe move on to a bigger club."

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