Bjarnason outlines what he'll bring to the Aston Villa team
By Harvey Byrne
Aston Villa’s new midfield signing Birkir Bjarnason has described himself as an “all-rounder” in the centre of the park with a love for getting forward and helping his side to defend.
The 28-year-old completed a move from Swiss giants FC Basel on Wednesday afternoon.
He is relatively unknown in England with a career seeing him play for clubs such as Standard Liege, Pescara and Sampdoria.
However, the Iceland international told supporters after signing that he likes to do a bit of everything in the middle, especially scoring goals.
“Midfielder,” started Bjarnason to the Aston Villa Twitter page. “I like to go forward, but I defend really well as well. I love to score goals, so I’m quite an all-rounder midfielder.”
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Bjarnason has become Villa’s third addition of the January window, joining Henri Lansbury and James Bree.
Manager Steve Bruce is looking to assemble a squad of his own in his first transfer window for the club after taking over the reigns from Robert Di Matteo earlier in the season.
The Midlands giants are currently sat in 13th place in the second tier table and they will now be hoping to mount a play-off push as the season nears it’s final stages.
Both Bjarnason and Bree will be hoping to make their debuts in six days time when the Aston Villa travel to London to face Brentford in the league.
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