Diego Carlos: Aston Villa sign Brazil centre-back from Sevilla on four-year contract
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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.
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.