Yacouba Sylla has said he is thrilled to be part of the 'dynamic and exciting young team' at Aston Villa.
The Villa midfield completed a move from French club Clermont Foot this afternoon.
The 22-year-old has featured for the France Under-21 team and attracted interest from other Premier League clubs before the Villa manager secured his transfer on deadline day.
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