Carlos (left) played for Estoril in Portugal and Nantes in France before making more than 100 appearances for Sevilla

Aston Villa have signed Brazil centre-back Diego Carlos from Sevilla, their third signing since the end of the season.

“Even now I can’t believe I’m here because it’s a dream to compete in the Premier League,” said Carlos.external-link

Villa said they had signed the player for an undisclosed fee although it has ben widely reported the fee is £26m.

Former Nantes player Carlos helped Brazil win gold at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Villa boss Steven Gerrard has already signed Boubacar Kamara from Marseille on a free transfer, while Philippe Coutinho has completed a £17m permanent move to the club after ending 2021-22 on loan at Villa Park.

A Villa statement said Carlos would officially join on 10 June.

Villa finished 14th in the Premier League in 2021-22.

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