Aston Villa have signed Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye for an undisclosed fee.
The Senegal international, 25, has signed a four-year contract.
Gueye has made 134 appearances for Ligue 1 side Lille and been capped 18 times by his country.
"He's been one of the best young midfielders in France for the last few seasons. A lot of clubs were trying to sign him," said Villa boss Tim Sherwood.
"I believe we are signing a player who is hungry to succeed, is entering what should be his best years and is perfectly suited to the Premier League."
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