Marvelous Nakamba: Aston Villa sign Zimbabwe midfielder from Club Bruges

Aston Villa have signed Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba for an undisclosed fee – their 12th signing of the summer.

Aston Villa unveil Marvelous Nakamba, their 13th new signing. Photograph: Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images
Aston Villa unveil Marvelous Nakamba, their 13th new signing. Photograph: Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images

Nakamba, 25, is the second player to join from Belgian side Club Bruges this summer following £22m forward Wesley.

The deal takes Villa’s summer spending past £120m as they prepare for a first season back in the Premier League.

“He’s very mobile, very good in possession and will fit with our style of play,” said manager Dean Smith.

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Nakamba played in the Champions League for Club Bruges last season and has 18 caps for his country.

He is the club’s second signing of the day, following the £8m arrival of goalkeeper Tom Heaton from Burnley.

Smith’s side start their Premier League season away at Tottenham on 10 August. BBC Sport

Source: Nehanda Radio

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