Feyenoord midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is hoping to complete his proposed move to Aston Villa.

The Dutch and English clubs in question are believed to be close to agreeing a fee for the 27-year old Dutch-born Moroccan international who is looking forward to continuing his career in England's top flight.

"Aston Villa is a top club," he told Express & Star.

"I will miss Feyenoord, but nobody will blame me for taking this step.

"I am looking forward to playing against clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal."

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