Anwar El Ghazi arrives at Aston Villa on season-long loan
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 22/08/18 7:04pm
Aston Villa have completed the signing of winger Anwar El Ghazi from Lille on a season-long loan deal.
Sky Sports News reported earlier on Wednesday that the 23-year-old Netherlands international was in talks over the move after being deemed surplus to requirements at Lille.
Leeds were also reportedly interested but Steve Bruce's Villa, who are also in talks to sign Yannick Bolasie from Everton on loan, have won his signature.
El Ghazi told his new club's website on Wednesday: "I am thrilled to join a football club of the size of Aston Villa.
"I visited Villa Park late last night after flying in from Holland, and it gave me goosebumps. I can't wait to get out there and experience it for real and play in front of such passionate fans."
El Ghazi came through the ranks at Ajax and has been capped twice by the Netherlands.
He joined Lille in January 2017 and started 19 Ligue 1 games last season.