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Aston Villa sign Swedish whizkid Khalid Abdo

Aston Villa have signed gun Swedish prospect Khalid Abdo.

Villa have beaten Fulham to the 16 year-old's signature. Abdo is tied to Swedish Second Division outfit Lärje / Angered.

"I will play with the U18 team but hope to move up to the reserves as soon as possible. I feel I can handle the pace here so I want to take the step from U18 to reserves within a year," he told

"Aston Villa graduate often players for the first team. Their academy is the best of those I was with. I feel that I can best develop here."

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