(Reuters) – Aston Villa have signed defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer from Ligue 1 facet Olympique de Marseille, the Premier League membership mentioned on Monday.
The 22-year-old will be part of Villa on a five-year deal after reaching the top of his contract with Marseille, the place he got here by the youth ranks and made 170 appearances in all competitions.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been in a position to appeal to one of the vital promising younger skills in European soccer,” Villa supervisor Steven Gerrard mentioned in a press release.
“We have a really clear plan to make our group stronger and Bouba is a crucial a part of that.”
Kamara helped Marseille end second in Ligue 1 and performed a key function of their run to the Europa League semi-finals.
The France Under-21 worldwide obtained his first senior call-up final week after being named in Didier Deschamps’ squad for the Nations League fixtures in June.
Kamara is Villa’s second signing of the summer time after Philippe Coutinho’s mortgage transfer from Barcelona was made everlasting this month.
(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru, enhancing by Ed Osmond)