Stephen Warnock has left Aston Villa to sign a deal with Leeds United.

The 31-year old left-back has penned an 18-month contract with the Whites, delighting manager Neil Warnock.

"I'm absolutely delighted," Warnock told the club's official website. "Stephen has the experience I think we need in that position.

"He is a former international who, for whatever reason, has been allowed to leave Aston Villa.

"He's a player I've tried to sign a few times before and I'm pleased he turned down West Ham to come here."

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