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Aston Villa complete Luna deal

June 20, 2013
By ESPN staff

Defender Antonio Luna has completed his move to Aston Villa from Sevilla.

Paul Lambert
PA PhotosAston Villa boss Paul Lambert has been busy strengthening his squad

Luna, 22, has carved out a name for himself in La Liga as a left-back, and follows the recent signings of striker Nicklas Helenius, centre-back Jores Okore, and midfielders Leandro Bacuna and Aleksandar Tonev at Villa Park.

The Spain youth international says he is delighted to have finalised his move to England

"I've always believed that I could play in the Premier League and to have this opportunity with a club as historic and huge as Aston Villa and with a manager (Paul Lambert) who is building a squad of young players with great prospects is tremendously exciting for me.

"I really can't wait to get started and to play my first game. I have a great expectation coming here.

"The manager explained to me that it is a young squad but also one with good experience and everyone is hungry, everybody wants to succeed here.

"This is perfect because I am keen to make progress myself and I want to be part of this.

"Obviously, I have watched Premier League games and I am totally aware of the pace of the game and that the challenge is to constantly be at the maximum and top of your performance.

"There have been many good and great players from Spain who have come here and succeeded and I know I can adapt my game also.

"The quality of football in La Liga is also respected everywhere and this is why I believe I can do well in the Premier League," he told the club’s official website.