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Aston Villa defender joins Greek side AEK Athens

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott during a Premier League match. Credit: PA Images

Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott has left the club and joined Greek side AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

In 2015, Lescott joined Villa on a two-year-deal from Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion.

The 34-year-old former England international has made 30 appearances in the Premier League last season.

But hasn't featured in this campaign under new manager Roberto Di Matteo.

AEK's domestic league starts on September 10th, though the club have already been knocked out of the Europa League by French side St Etienne.

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Aston Villa sign full-back Richie De Laet

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Richie De Laet from Leicester City, the Championship club have confirmed.

The former Manchester United defender, who spent time on loan at Middlesbrough last season, has signed a three-year deal at Villa Park.

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40,000 sign petition for review into Tasers after Dalian Atkinson death

More than 40,000 people have signed an online petition calling for a review into the use of Tasers by police after the death of former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson.

The 48-year-old died from cardiac arrest after being Tasered outside his father's home in Telford in the early hours of Monday morning. The police watchdog is investigating. Meanwhile post mortem tests are due to take place this afternoon to find out the former footballer's exact cause of death.

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Thousands of Aston Villa fans pay tribute to Dalian Atkinson

Fans held a minutes applause at tonights home clash against Huddersfield in tribute to the former Aston Villa striker who died earlier this week. Meanwhile today there have been renewed calls in to the use of stun guns which are supposed to be a non-lethal weapon, as Chris Halpin reports.

Villa fan pays tribute to Atkinson by recreating his most famous goal

One Villa fan paid an amazing tribute to their former striker by recreating his most famous goal out of Subbuteo.

Terry Lee, 34, a life long Villa fan from Luxulyan, in Cornwall spent nine hours painstakingly crafting the model showing Atkinson celebrating with teammates.

It immortalises the aftermath of Atkinson's wonder goal against Wimbledon in 1992 and shows strike partner Dean Saunders jumping on his back.

Midfielder Roy Houghton can also be seen standing nearby, as well as the iconic fan with the umbrella.

One of my earliest memories as a fan was seeing this goal.

After what happened yesterday I just wanted to pay tribute to him in the best way I knew how.

I have done lots of different celebrations and moments in football but this one might be the most personal to me being a Villa fan.

It usually takes me about two days to make one but I managed to do this in one day.

He was a great striker, one of the best we ever had. It is really tragic.

– Terry Lee
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