Villa confirm Luna signing

Aston Villa have completed the signing of 22-year-old left-back Antonio Luna from Sevilla on a three-year contract.

Last Updated: 24/06/13 at 20:07 Post Comment

Antonio Luna: Three-year deal at Aston Villa

Antonio Luna: Three-year deal at Aston Villa

Aston Villa's early-summer flurry of recruitment has continued with the club confirming the signing of defender Antonio Luna from Sevilla.

The 22-year-old left-back, who has been capped at various youth levels for Spain, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Villa.

The news of Luna's arrival came two days after the club announced they had sealed the capture of Denmark striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg.

In the previous week they brought in another Denmark international, centre-back Jores Okore, as well as Holland Under-21 midfielder Leandro Bacuna, and the week before that Villa confirmed they had agreed a deal to sign Bulgaria midfielder Aleksandar Tonev.

Luna told www.avfc.co.uk: "I've always believed that I could play in the Premier League and to have this opportunity with a club as historic and huge as Aston Villa and with a manager (Paul Lambert) who is building a squad of young players with great prospects is tremendously exciting for me.

"I really can't wait to get started and to play my first game. I have a great expectation coming here.

"The manager explained to me that it is a young squad but also one with good experience and everyone is hungry, everybody wants to succeed here.

"This is perfect because I am keen to make progress myself and I want to be part of this."

He added: "Obviously, I have watched Premier League games and I am totally aware of the pace of the game and that the challenge is to constantly be at the maximum and top of your performance.

"There have been many good and great players from Spain who have come here and succeeded and I know I can adapt my game also.

"The quality of football in La Liga is also respected everywhere and this is why I believe I can do well in the Premier League."

Luna came through the youth system at Spanish club Sevilla and after playing for their B side made his debut for the first team in May 2010.

He joined Almeria for a loan stint during the 2010-11 campaign and last term spent a similar spell with Real Mallorca.

Luna was also part of the Spain squad who reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 Under-20 World Cup.

Villa are reshaping their squad after finishing 15th in the Barclays Premier League last season.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

am jealous but i do wonder why he's never done anything for barca and why they seemingly don't give two hoots that he's leaving. they clearly rate suarez more than him, that much is inarguable

bobsy
Sanchez Is A Game-Changer For Arsenal...

L

uis Suarez: on his way to Barcelona. Liverpool : on their way to the Conference.

wotyomamased
Liverpool agree sale of Suarez

D

aryl Janmaat, a cheaper alternative to Micah Richards? World Cup semifinalist versus Man City's backup, England's... what, fifth choice right back? That really hammers home the English premium.

harry hotspur
The Blank Gossip

Footer 365

Transfer news: Manchester City in talks with Porto over Eliaquim Mangala

Manchester City are in talks with Porto over the signing of defender Eliaquim Mangala, according to Sky sources.

Louis van Gaal to link up with Manchester United on Wednesday

Louis van Gaal has confirmed he will start working with the Manchester United squad at Carrington on Wednesday.

David Beckham likens Luis Suarez to Old Trafford team-mate Eric Cantona

David Beckham feels Luis Suarez shows a lot of the same qualities as former Manchester United team-mate Eric Cantona.

Mail Box

Alexis Sanchez: Really Not THAT Good

The backlash has begun: Why are Barca letting him go if he's any good? We have mails on Alexis Sanchez, Luis Suarez, the World Cup and the wonder of F365...

Stop Your Sobbing And Man Up...

Oh and honey, put the kettle on. We have more World Cup mails but it's mostly an orgasmic explosion at the signing of Alexis Sanchez. Could this be Arsenal's year?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property