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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 August 2005, 14:06 GMT 15:06 UK
Villa land Dutch defender Bouma
PSV defender Wilfred Bouma
Bouma is a Netherlands international
Defender Wilfred Bouma has completed a 3.5m move to Aston Villa from Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven.

The 27-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Villa Park club after passing a medical on Tuesday.

Bouma will now join up with the Dutch national squad for World Cup qualifiers against Armenia and Andorra.

"The manager David O'Leary was a massive reason for me signing for Villa," said Bouma. "He made it clear that he believes in me and my ability."

Speaking to the club's website, he added: "That gives me confidence and that's important for me.

"I had a good feeling about Villa - they have a history of being a big club and the people I have spoken to from the club were all very helpful. that's why I chose Aston Villa."

Bouma helped PSV reach the semi-finals of the Champions league last season.




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