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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 May, 2005, 08:17 GMT 09:17 UK
Berger set for Aston Villa move
Patrick Berger
Aston Villa are poised to sign Portsmouth's Patrik Berger on a two-year contract after the midfielder agreed personal terms with the club.

The 31-year-old is out of contract after two seasons with Portsmouth.

"It is an exciting move and I'm looking forward to my first season. David O'Leary was the main factor in me coming here," said Berger.

Berger is expected to complete the move when his Portsmouth contract officially expires at the end of May.

He added: "As soon as I knew of the interest from Villa, I wanted to come here. This is a big club with a great history."

Berger's agent Barry Silkman said: "There has been a lot of interest in Patrik but he is going to Aston Villa - it is a done deal."

The former Czech Republic international made 60 appearances for Portsmouth, scoring eight goals.

Aston Villa are hoping to bring in several new players over the summer, with the likes of Southampton's Kevin Phillips and Liverpool's Milan Baros both linked with the club.

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