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Official: Aston Villa sign Gueye from Lille

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Idrissa Gueye from Lille.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who has been capped 24 times by Senegal, has signed a four-year contract with Tim Sherwood’s side.

Gueye is a defensive midfielder and is a direct replacement for Fabian Delph, who is closing in on an £8 million (€11m) move to Manchester City.

"I'm really pleased to have brought Idrissa on board,” Sherwood told the club’s official website.

"He's been one of the best young midfielders in France for the last few seasons and there were a lot of teams trying to sign him this summer.

"I believe we are signing a player who is hungry to succeed, is entering what should be his best years and is perfectly suited to the Premier League."