"He will obviously want to prove that they were wrong to let him go. He's spoken about the history and the fanbase at Villa so he will know this is a great stage to show people what he can do.
"Hopefully he can take up the challenge because Villa have struggled defensively in the last few seasons and they need someone to make them stronger at the back.
"I hear there's been a mixed response from Villa fans to him coming in, but it's not about what's gone before at his other clubs, it's what he does from now on for Villa."
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