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Aston Villa complete Bouma deal (PSV.nl)

31 Aug 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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27-year-old Wilfred Bouma has put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Aston Villa The defender says he is delighted to have made a move to the competitive English Premier league.Confidence"Aston Villa are a big club and I am looking forward to playing for them in the Premier League", announces Bouma on the official website of the club from Birmingham. "I am going to give my all to help the club move to the top of the table. I had a great talk with manager David O’Leary. He made it clear that he believes in me. That gives me confidence and that's important for me. I had a good feeling about Villa, a club with a great history. The people I have spoken to from the club were all very helpful. Their stadium is really great and I look forward to my first game for the club." MedicalThe formalities of this transfer to England have been completed at a great pace. Bouma flew to Birmingham on Tuesday night, where he passed a medical. He then travelled by private jet and joined the Dutch squad that play World Cup qualifying games against Armenia and Andorra.With PSV since 1990Wilfred Bouma joined PSV in 1990, when he was twelve years of age. He came through all the youth ranks and was handed his first team debut in an official game in 1994. He had loan spells with MVV and Fortuna Sittard. Bouma has been a first team regular player ever since 1999. He has made 55 appearances in European games. He has been capped twenty times and scored two goals for the Dutch national team.