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