Aston Villa signing Libor Kozak has paid tribute to Lazio after his departure on Monday.

Kozak said his farewell to Lazio fans on Lazio Style Radio yesterday.

"I want to thank all the fans who have supported me all these years. The first six months have been difficult at Lazio, then slowly I settled and I enjoyed the first team. My former teammates have complimented me for the choice to go to Aston Villa, they are a good group.

"I'll follow Lazio, they gave me the chance, many people will remain in my heart, like the players and supporters."

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