Aston Villa: Yacouba Sylla moves to French side Rennes

Yacouba Sylla
Mali international Sylla's new club Rennes finished ninth in Ligue 1 last season

Aston Villa midfielder Yacouba Sylla has joined French side Rennes on a four-year contract.

The 24-year-old's move to the Ligue 1 club ends his two-and-a-half year stay at Villa Park.

The Mali international joined Villa from Clermont Foot for £2m in January 2013 but made only 12 Premier League starts and spent last season on loan at Turkish club Kayseri Erciyesspor.

Darren Bent and Andreas Weimann have also left Villa this summer.

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