Tim Sherwood comments on new Aston Villa signing Idrissa Gueye

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has hailed new signing Idrissa Gueye.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has told the club's official website that he is 'really pleased' to have sealed the signature of midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

Gueye, 25, completed his move to Villa Park earlier today, penning a four-year deal after leaving French club Lille, with the Daily Mail reporting that the fee involved is £9m.

The Senegalese international has racked up well over 100 appearances for the Lille first team, establishing himself as the driving force in their midfield before making the move to the Premier League.

Now, Gueye will come in to replace Tom Cleverley in Aston Villa's midfield after the loanee joined Premier League rivals Everton, and much will be expected of him given the fee involved.

Manager Sherwood spoke to the club's official website after completing the deal, and admitted that the player is 'perfectly suited' to playing Premier League football.

"I'm really pleased to have brought Idrissa on board," said Sherwood. "He's been one of the best young midfielders in France for the last few seasons and there were a lot of teams trying to sign him this summer."

"I believe we are signing a player who is hungry to succeed, is entering what should be his best years and is perfectly suited to the Premier League," he added.

What can Villa fans expect to see from Gueye?

Gueye isn't a familiar name to most fans in England, and Villa supporters may not know what to expect from their fourth summer signing.

Despite being just 5ft 9in tall, Gueye can be a combative midfielder, and Villa fans will see the new arrival displaying great energy to get from box to box.

Also adept on the ball with good passing, Gueye may well be suited to the Premier League, just as Sherwood said - and could even be better than the outgoing Cleverley, if given time at Villa.

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