The report has claimed that the 27-year-old striker, who trained with Genk this morning, turned down lucrative offers from clubs in the Middle-East to pursue his dream of playing in the Premier League.
According to Hln.be, Samatta has scored 76 goals and provided 20 assists in 191 games for Genk, and won the league title last season.
Important signing for Aston Villa
With Wesley out injured for the rest of the season, Villa need to sign a replacement striker in the January transfer window, and it seems that manager Dean Smith has identified Samatta as that player.
The Tanzania international striker will have to hit the ground running at the Villans, who are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
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