Feyenoord have announced the sale of Karim El Ahmadi to Aston Villa.

The midfielder is understood to be joining Villa for £2 million.

"I was about to re-sign with Feyenoord, but when this opportunity came along I wanted to grab it.

"The Premier League is a great competition where I want to play and from the conversations I had with Aston Villa I go there with a lot of confidence. I'm very excited," said El Ahmadi.