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Monday 5 December 2016

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood talks up virtues of new signing Veretout

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has signed seven players this summer
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has signed seven players this summer
Aston Villa have announced the signing of French midfielder Jordan Veretout

Aston Villa's new signing Jordan Veretout is not yet the finished article but the French midfielder can offer the Premier League club "something different", said manager Tim Sherwood (pictured).

The 22-year-old recently joined Villa from Ligue 1 club Nantes on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee reported in British media to be around £7million.

"Jordan gives us something different to the other guys," Sherwood was quoted as saying on the club's website (www.avfc.co.uk).

"He's played a lot of football for someone so young.

"He's played a lot of football at a tender age at a good level.

"We're really excited about bringing him in.

"He's going to take time to settle like everyone else but he's going to be at a good place. He's not the finished article but he's willing to develop."

Villa travel to Bournemouth on Saturday for their Premier League opener before they host Manchester United the following week.

Sherwood is also hoping to beat Liverpool in the race to sign Barcelona winger Adama Traore. Villa are hoping to be given permission to talk to the £10million-rated 19-year-old.

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