Ahmed Elmohamady shares big incentive that inspired Aston Villa move

Ahmed Elmohamady of Aston Villa and Younès Kaboul of Watford during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Ahmed Elmohamady joined Aston Villa from Championship rivals Hull City during the summer.

Ahmed Elmohamady of Aston Villa and Younès Kaboul of Watford during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Ahmed Elmohamady has suggested that the chance to be reunited with Steve Bruce provided a big incentive to make the move from Hull City to Aston Villa during the summer transfer window, the Express and Star reports.

Elmohamady was one of the few arrivals during a much more low-key summer for the Villans - barring the arrival of John Terry - and he has made a bright start to life with the club.

Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City walks out to warm up prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

The move to Villa Park presented the wide-man with the chance to work with Bruce for the third time, with the Egyptian playing under him for both Sunderland and Hull previously.

And he suggested that being given the opportunity to work with Bruce again was a key reason behind his decision to make the switch from their Championship rivals.

Manager of Aston Villa Steve Bruce during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

“Aston Villa was a very big thing for me to approach me, and of course I had been with Steve Bruce for a long time so that was also one of the reasons why I joined them," he said, as reported by the Express and Star.

"He’s someone I’m very familiar with and I know how he works having spent time with him at Hull. So that was a big incentive as well.”

It is not difficult to see why Bruce wanted Elmohamady in his ranks this term, as he not only provides some creativity down that right flank, but also provides plenty of versatility.

The 30-year-old has been deployed in every position down that line, and has contributed three assists in the Championship along the way. And that consistency will surely go a long way to helping the side put themselves in promotion contention this term. 

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