Leandro Bacuna excited about Aston Villa move

Former FC Groningen winger Leandro Bacuna is excited about his move to Aston Villa.

Bacuna, who is 21 and is a Dutch under-21 international, is excited to be joining Paul Lambert’s emerging young claret and blue squad and is relishing the challenge of proving himself in the Premier League.

“It feels great,” he said. “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 take its place among the top teams.

“I’m really excited to come here. Villa Park looks magnificent and the training facilities at Bodymoor Heath are first class. I’m really impressed with the set-up here and I’m proud to be a part of this club.

“The manager is trying to create a new generation, to build something here and make a lot of young guys show what they can do. I’m up for the challenge.

“For every player who’s coming in, it’s good to find themselves in a team and an environment such as this. We will get the opportunity to show that we want to play and what we can do. It’s always good to try to better yourself.”

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