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Villa sign Robin Olsen from Roma

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

Aston Villa have signed Robin Olsen on a permanent deal from AS Roma after the Swedish completed the rest part of the season on loan at Villa Park.

The Swedish international, who has plied his career in Sweden, Demark, Greece and Italy, featured once for Steven Gerrard’s side against Manchester City in the Premier League final fixture.

Aston Villa are building the team ahead of next season, with Philippe Coutinho making a permanent switch to join Sevilla’s centre-back Diego Carlos and Marseille’s midfielder Boubacar Kamara, who are new signings to Villa Park. The Trumpet Gathered

A statement by the club on its official website to confirm the development, reads, “Aston Villa is pleased to announce the signing of Robin Olsen for an undisclosed fee.

“The Swedish goalkeeper joins from AS Roma on a permanent deal having spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa Park.

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“The experienced international, capped over 50 times by his country, has represented clubs in Sweden, Greece, Denmark and in Italy across his career and has previously played Premier League football with Everton.

“Olsen made his Villa debut on the final day of last season at Manchester City,” the statement added.

Remarkably, the 57 capped Swedish goalie, Olsen, almost caused a title run disruption for Manchester City, posing a threat to stop goal-bound shots of the Premier League leaders who were trailing by two goals.

Although, Pep Guardiola’s side won the match 3-2, thanks to Rodri’s goal and İlkay Gündoğan’s brace, the infuriated fans resulted in assaulting Paul Olsen for taking the home side through a laborious journey to eventually secure a win.

Olsen proved his worth in Etihad and Gerrard, who is eager to bolster the Villains could not hold back his desire to snap the former FC Copenhagen goalkeeper from the Giallorossi on a permanent switch worth £2.8m.

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