By Amir Mir
Aston Villa’s new signing Pierluigi Gollini enjoyed his first moments with the club after signing from Hellas Verona on Friday on a four-year deal.
The club’s official website confirmed their second capture of the summer after signing Tommy Elphick from Bournemouth for a fee of £3 million.
The goalkeeper was pictured enjoying himself as he joined up with his new teammates and manager in Austria for pre-season training ahead of the forthcoming Championship campaign.
Villa’s official Twitter account provided images of the youngster training in the sun with a smile on his face as he begins a new chapter at Villa Park.
The Italy under-20 international will now compete for the number 1 jersey with Brad Guzan and Mark Bunn, both of whom struggled to cement a regular spot last season as they conceded 76 goals in a wretched campaign which led to the clubs relegation to the second tier.
Another post read ‘Great to have you with us Gollini’ as the keeper goes through routine goalkeeping drills on his first day with the club.
Roberto Di Matteo will be hoping the ex-Manchester player can settle into Villa Park and cement his place in the team as the club plan for instant promotion back to the Premier League.