Last Updated: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:58
Jores Okore has signed for Aston Villa from Danish side FC Nordsjaelland after passing a medical and signing a four-year deal.
The 20-year-old defender completed the switch to Villa Park on a contract until 2017 after the two clubs agreed a fee for his services on Wednesday.
Despite his young age Okore has vast experience of playing in Denmark's top-flight Superliga, while he also has a handful of caps for Denmark's international team.
He is now looking to help Villa progress up the Premier League table under the leadership of Paul Lambert next season.
He told the club's website: "We're a young team and we played some really good football over the second half of last season which is something we want to build on now as players, as a team and as a club," Okore said.
"I know there is great potential in the team. I have watched many of our games because the Premier League is very popular back in Denmark.
"I know also that we have a good coach and this is a really good club. This is the right club for me, I feel it straight away."
Lambert added: "He's only 20 years of age and that's good but he's also an international player at a really young age and he's played Champions League football as well, which is testament to his potential.
"Jores has played in big games but he's a very humble lad and he will be a really good addition to our team and to our squad. I'm pleased that we've signed a player of his stature, for he is someone who can come in and make a huge impact."
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