Cuellar completes Rangers move

Other News Materials 12 August 2008 23:08 (UTC +04:00)

Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar on Tuesday completed his 7.8-million-pound (10-million-euro) move to Aston Villa from Rangers on a four-year deal.

Cuellar agreed terms and passed a medical on Tuesday and becomes Villa's seventh signing of the summer following Curtis Davies, Steve Sidwell, Luke Young, Nicky Shorey, Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan.

"I'm joining a big club in the Premier League," the 26-year-old told the club's website. "This is the best league in the world and last year Villa did very well. They play very good football and had a fantastic season, the AFP reported.

"So I am very happy to come here with the opportunity to play in the Premier League. We are also playing in Europe this season, so that will be good.

"I watched Villa last season and Martin O'Neill is a very good coach. He plays exciting attacking football and I am excited to be here.

"My ambition is to play for my country and I think with Aston Villa I will have that possibility. Every player wants to play international football and that is my aim."

Cuellar moved to Scotland from Spanish side Osasuna last season and was a key player in their run to the UEFA Cup final, but now leaves just after their humiliating exit from the Champions League to Lithuanian club FBK Kaunas in the qualifying stages.