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Villa confirm Vlaar signing

August 1, 2012
By ESPN staff
Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar has joined Aston Villa from Dutch giants Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee.

Vlaar, 27, becomes Aston Villa's fourth summer signing following the arrivals of fellow Eredivisie based duo Karim El Ahmadi and Brett Holman and Sheffield United's Matt Lowton.

The powerful centre-back joins the Midlands side on the day they confirmed the departure of James Collins to his former club West Ham.

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