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Chris Samba joins Aston Villa

33-year old Trialist signs on the dotted line

AFC Telford United v Aston Villa: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Villa have blustered their back line with the newest signing. Chris Samba has signed on the dotted line after joining Villa in January on trial —after leaving Greek side Panathinaikos.

The one-year deal is a good idea for both sides — the former Blackburn defender gets a chance to play professionally again at the age of 33 and Villa get more depth in the middle of defense (keeping in mind the many reports of Elphick heading out).

He told the club’s website, “I have enjoyed my time with Aston Villa and I am very pleased to continue this association after signing my contract with the club... It’s a big season as everyone knows and if I can play my part in making it successful, I will be very happy.”

Hope the big man can impress in season — as much as he has impressed our own James Rushton.