Jose Angel Crespo: Aston Villa sign Cordoba defender

Jose Angel Crespo
Crespo, far right, was involved in an incident in which Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off last season

Aston Villa have made Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo their seventh signing of the summer for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old Spaniard has signed a three-year deal and joins fellow new defenders Jordan Amavi and Micah Richards at Villa Park.

He made 29 appearances for Cordoba in 2014-15 as they went down from La Liga.

Villa manager Tim Sherwood said: "He is an experienced player who has played in La Liga and Serie A, two of the strongest leagues in Europe."

Villa have also signed goalkeeper Mark Bunn, forwards Scott Sinclair and Jordan Ayew and midfielder Idrissa Gueye this summer.

However Villa - who narrowly avoided relegation by finishing 17th last season - have lost key players in striker Christian Benteke and midfielder Fabian Delph.

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