Aston Villa announce 6th signing of the summer

Premier League outfit Aston Villa have, on Monday, unveiled yet another addition to the club's ranks ahead of the new season.

The Claret and Blue, of course, have taken their place front and centre in the English football headlines for several weeks now.

This comes with those in a position of power at Villa Park having evidently come to the conclusion that the club's 14th place finish in the Premier League this past season proved some way off expectations.

In turn, a major recruitment drive has been kicked into gear, to reinforce Steven Gerrard's squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

To this point, the Villans have closed high-profile deals for all of Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos, whilst making shot-stopper Robin Olsen's loan arrival a permanent one, and luring teenage prodigy Rory Wilson in from Rangers.

As alluded to above, though, the transfer team in Aston were not done there.

This comes with Villa, on Monday evening, having announced yet another summer signing, on this occasion in the form of Ludwig Augustinsson.

Augustinsson, a 28-year-old left-back, has been brought to Villa Park from Spanish outfit Sevilla, to provide competition for current first-choice Lucas Digne next season.

The Swedish international's arrival comes in the form of a year-long loan, featuring the option to buy next summer for a fee understood to be in the region of €4.5 million.

'Aston Villa can confirm that the Club has reached an agreement with Sevilla FC for the season-long loan of Ludwig Augustinsson.

'The player has begun the process of obtaining a work permit,' a statement across the Claret and Blue's official website and social media platforms confirmed.

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