Aston Villa sign Leandro Bacuna from FC Groningen

Leandro Bacuna is highly rated by the Villa staff. Photo: PA

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of midfielder Leandro Bacuna from FC Groningen on a three-year contract.

The 21-year-old Dutchman has signed a three-year deal at Villa Park.

Leandro's energy and versatility will be really good for us.

He's a good player, he has bags of energy and he will make an impact.

He's another player we believe will do well for us. He has played in big games and he has lots of experience for a player so young.

– Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

It feels great. It's a new beginning for me, a new step and I'm looking forward to being part of this young, hungry team we have at Villa.

This is a dream come true for me and also for my parents who are delighted for me. It's a tremendous league to be a part of, the Premier League, and we want to show that Aston Villa can takes its place among the top teams.

– Aston Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna