Aston Villa sign keeper Olsen on permanent transfer from Roma two weeks after he was assaulted on pitch at Man City

ASTON VILLA have confirmed the everlasting switch of goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Olsen joined Villa on mortgage from Italian aspect AS Roma in January, after the conclusion of a separate mortgage spell at Championship aspect Sheffield United through the first half of the season.

Olsen removes a flare from the pitch towards Manchester CityGetty

The membership’s assertion mentioned: “Aston Villa is happy to announce the signing of Robin Olsen for an undisclosed payment. 

“The Swedish goalkeeper joins from AS Roma on a everlasting deal having spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Villa Park. 

“The skilled worldwide, capped over 50 occasions by his nation, has represented golf equipment in Sweden, Greece, Denmark and in Italy throughout his profession and has beforehand performed Premier League soccer with Everton. 

“Olsen made his Villa debut on the final day of last season at Manchester City.”


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Fabrizio Romano has reported the payment for the goalkeeper is £3million.

The 32-year-old was the victim of an assault from some Man City fans as they invaded the pitch following their 3-2 comeback towards Steven Gerrard’s group which clinched the Premier League title.

Metropolis shortly issued an apology following the incident, declaring they’d launched an investigation and would ban the people concerned from The Etihad indefinitely.

Together with his sole look for Villa, Olsen has now made 23 appearances in English soccer, though simply eight of those have come within the Premier League.


Olsen will doubtless stay the second-choice goalkeeper behind Emiliano Martinez, who missed the ultimate day with a knee damage.

This deal is Villa’s fourth signing this window, after signing former Liverpool star Phillippe Coutinho on a everlasting deal from Barcelona.

The membership adopted this up by finishing the switch of Boubacar Kamara on a free switch after which signing Sevilla defender Diego Carlos for £26million.

Villa have additionally been linked with a shock deal for Luis Suarez, as Gerrard seems to be to make use of his standing throughout the recreation to draw high-profile stars and produce the Birmingham primarily based membership into the top-half.


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Aston Villa additionally invested considerably of their squad final summer season, buying Emiliano Buendia, Leon Bailey, and Danny Ings on everlasting offers.

They then added Lucas Digne and Calum Chambers in January.