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Aston Villa signs defender Zat Knight from Fulham for 3.5 million pounds

Aston Villa signs defender Zat Knight from Fulham for 3.5 million pounds

Aston Villa completed the signing of defender Zat Knight from Fulham on Wednesday for 3.5 million pounds (US$7 million; euro5.2 million).
The 1.98-meter (6-foot-6) defender, who played twice for an understrength England team in 2005, signed a four-year contract.
Knight, who was born in the Aston suburb of Birmingham and is a Villa fan, played his last match for Fulham in a 2-1 loss at Villa on Saturday. He deflected Ashley Young's shot past his own goalkeeper for Villa's equalizer.
"I had trials at schoolboy level for Villa but it never got any further than that," Knight said. "As a youngster, that was obviously really disappointing, but as it turned out I got opportunities elsewhere and it all turned out good in the end."
Knight can play at fullback but is likely to compete with Olof Mellberg, Martin Laursen and Gary Cahill for a place in central defense.


Updated : 2021-06-18 07:37 GMT+08:00