Published: Thu, January 23, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Aston Villa sign Samatta to help fill striker void

Aston Villa sign Samatta to help fill striker void

Samatta's £8.5million move from Genk was officially announced earlier this week but the Tanzania global striker still requires a work visa.

In a statement published on their official website on Tuesday, the Premier League strugglers confirmed that the 27-year-old has moved to Villa Park on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Villa won his signature but it took longer to announce the capture as they had to work hard to acquire his work permit.

"He has scored goals throughout his career and I'm looking forward to working with him".

Aston Villa are also keen on Rio Ave's Mehdi Taremi as they look to sign a second new striker in the January window.

If anybody saw the Champions League this year you've seen the goals he's scored in that.

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The news of his signing is still trending in Kenya as the famous Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) took to the social media site to celebrate the development and stealing the joy from Tanzanians as they continue to joke that the striker is Kenyan, to a point of confusing some worldwide media sites.

Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Victor Wanyama has welcomed Aston Villa's new signing Mbwana Samatta to the Premier League.

"We're getting very close".

"TFF believes Samatta has the quality to continue prospering and his latest achievement at the top level will continue to open doors for more Tanzanian players to join foreign teams in Europe and other continents of the world".

"In Tanzania, the people love football". He showed how good he was in the Championship and I was excited to see how he was going to get on in the Premier League.

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