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.

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Antonio Luna: Three-year deal at Aston V

Antonio Luna: Three-year deal at Aston V

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.


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