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EPL English Premier LeagueAston Villa announce signing of Kamara from Marseille

Aston Villa announce signing of Kamara from Marseille

After suffering a 3-2 defeat at Man City on Sunday, Aston Villa is already looking forward to the next season with Boubacar Kamara’s signing.

Aston Villa has announced the signing of Boubacar Kamara from Marseille on a five-year contract.

The 22-year-old midfielder had been linked with a move to Villa Park.

With manager Steven Gerrard reportedly present at a recent game at the Stade Velodrome.

Kamara will join the Premier League club on a free transfer at the end of his contract.

The Frenchman primarily plays as a defensive midfielder but can also fill in at centre-back and was a big part of Marseille’s strong 2021-22 campaign, which saw them finish second in Ligue 1 and reach the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League.

This season’s midfielders in the French top division, only Johan Gastien and Jordan Ferri made more than Kamara’s 2,383 passes. Of those who made over 1,000 passes, only five players had better accuracy than his 90.68 per cent.

Gerrard told Villa’s official website:

“I am delighted that we have attracted one of the most promising young talents in European football.

“We have an obvious plan to strengthen our team, and Bouba is an important part.”

The former France Under-21 international also explained that a meeting with Gerrard and other Villa representatives convinced him to join the Midlands club.

“When I met with Steven, Christian [Purslow, chief executive] and Johan [Lange, sporting director], I knew Aston Villa was for me,” Kamara said.

“Their ambition and determination to succeed match my own. I cannot wait for pre-season to get going.”

Aston Villa once again made a wise signing after confirming Phillipe Coutinho from Barcelona.

Karama has been one of the top prospects in Europe, and one day, he could be one of the best in the Premier League.

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