Ron Vlaar completes move to Aston Villa from Feyenoord

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Dutch international defender Ron Vlaar from Feyenoord.

The 27-year-old, who started two games during a poor Euro 2012 campaign for the Dutch, agreed personal terms on a three-year deal last week.

Ron Vlaar

  • Born: 16 February 1985
  • Clubs: AZ, Feyenoord
  • Netherlands caps: nine, one goal

"I am looking to follow in the footsteps of Paul McGrath, Olof Mellberg and Martin Laursen - all them were great players," he said.

American goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 27, has also re-signed on a three-year deal.

The arrival of centre-back Vlaar, who has nine caps, will boost a Villa defence which has seen the departures of Carlos Cuellar and James Collins. .

Vlaar's Feyenoord team-mate Karim El Ahmadi and Sheffield United's Matt Lowton have already already been signed by manager Paul Lambert since his arrival at Villa Park from Norwich City in June.