Osasuna beat Aston Villa for Atletico Madrid youngster Ibrahima Balde

Osasuna have beaten Aston Villa for Atletico Madrid youngster Ibrahima Balde.

Osasuna have beaten Aston Villa for Atletico Madrid youngster Ibrahima Balde.

The 20-year-old was loaned out to Numancia last term where he benefitted from first-team football, but has now joined Osasuna on a three-year deal.

"I am delighted to come to Osasuna," he told skysports.com.

"I want to prove myself in the Spanish league and make a name for myself. To be honest, I loved the time I spent on-loan with Numancia.

"I think what I did there impressed other teams and now I have three years to make a name for myself - maybe one day I might play in the Premier League."

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