Villa manager "delighted" with Vlaar signature

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is looking forward to working with new sigining, Ron Vlaar.

The 27-year-old defender joins Villa Park on a three-year-deal, and Lambert expects big performances from the Dutch international.

"I like the way the guy wants to do well. He's hungry and he wants to succeed. He's also a really good, strong defender and hopefully we will get the benefit of him in our team. Ron is a really good defender and he has a wealth of experience for both Holland and a big football club in Feyenoord, so I'm delighted we have got him here to Villa."

– Paul Lambert, Aston Villa manager

"He's captained Feyenoord, who finished second last season in the Dutch Eredivisie to qualify for the Champions League, and he's been in the Dutch international set-up and was part of the Euros, so he's a proper player. He'll bring something to the club, no doubt about it."