Rennes fan site Rouge Memoire posted the following tweet around the same time K.E.A was officially announced as a Villa player (LINK): French Midfielder Yacine Brahimi is about to join Aston Villa. He’s a Hatem Ben Arfa-like. It will probably be a loan for Yacine Brahimi to Aston Villa Le Telegramme.com has just posted a story on their own website linking the young 22 year old with the Midlands outfit (LINK): The Rennais Yacine Brahimi (22 years) could be loaned to Aston Villa next season. This is certainly understands that RMC Sports . The Rennes would be willing to let his young midfielder in the case of a loan offer with purchase options. The person would not object to this departure.