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DONE DEAL: Luton boss Edwards pleased signing Aston Villa midfielder Nakamba

Luton Town have signed Marvelous Nakamba on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season.

The Zimbabwe midfielder, 29, has not featured for Villa since last season's Premier League title-deciding 3-2 final day loss at Manchester City.

He becomes Championship club Luton's third January signing, to follow on-loan Leeds United defender Cody Drameh and Barnsley keeper Jack Walton.

Meanwhile, midfielder Ed McJannet, 19, has joined Lecce on a permanent deal.

Republic of Ireland Under-19 international McJannet joins the Italian Serie A club for an undisclosed fee, having never made a first-team appearance for the Hatters.

Luton's transfer deadline day addition Nakamba was first brought to the English game from Bruges for £11m in the summer of 2019.

After arriving at Villa following promotion from the Championship, he has since made 68 appearances, 58 of them all in the Premier League, without scoring.

"He's got a brilliant attitude," said Luton boss Rob Edwards. "Great physicality, good quality. I think he really suits the way we play.

"That position is one we've been looking to fill for a while. We've got a lot of good midfielders, but not many natural, deep-midfield players."

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