Villa signing Salifou gains work permit

Aston Villa's deadline-day signing Moustapha Salifou will finally join up with Martin O'Neill's side after obtaining a work permit.

The 24 year old Togo international, who has signed a one-year deal, has been training with his former club FC Wil in Switzerland until clearance was received.

O'Neill said: "Moustapha had a bit of difficulty in getting a permit but I've been told by the agent he should now be here in the next day or so.

"He obviously hasn't been playing so we will have to have a look and see what sort of shape he is in."

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