Aston Villa announced the signing of Robin Olsen on Saturday for an undisclosed fee. The Swedish keeper joins AS Roma on a permanent deal after spending the second half of last season on loan at Villa Park.
The experienced international, capped more than 50 times by his country, has represented clubs in Sweden, Greece, Denmark and Italy throughout his career and previously played Premier League football with Everton. Olsen made his Villa debut on the final day of last season at Manchester City. He was assaulted during a pitch invasion after the final whistle at the Etihad Stadium after City won the Premier League title.
Villa moved quickly to secure signings for next season after finishing 14th in the 2021-22 campaign. This is the fourth signing for Aston Villa this summer after Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Boubacar Kamara (Marseille), Diego Carlos (Sevilla) and Robin Olsen (Rome). Last month, Aston Villa also announced the signing of Boubacar Kamara on a five-year contract. The 22-year-old midfielder, who has just won his first France call-up after a fantastic season at Olympique de Marseille, will join Villa after his contract with the French club expires.
Kamara rose through the youth ranks at Marseille, racking up more than a century of first-team appearances which made him one of the most in-demand young players in European football. He played a key role in this season’s Ligue 1 campaign for Marseille when they were runners-up and in a successful run to the Europa League semi-finals.
While Aston Villa announced the permanent signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee on May 11. The Brazilian playmaker has signed a contract until 2026. After initially signing on loan from the Catalan giants in January, Coutinho made an immediate impact at Villa Park with some outstanding performances. He has scored four goals and provided three assists so far. (ANI)
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