Aston Villa complete loan signing of Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen

The shot-stopper is the fourth signing of the January window for the claret & blue

Aston Villa have completed the loan signing of 32-year-old Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

The Swedish shot-stopper has joined on a deal until the end of the season and will provide competition with current number one, Emiliano Martinez.

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At a glance: 5 key points

  • Aston Villa have completed the signing of Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan until the end of the season
  • The 32-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan with Championship side Sheffield United
  • He has been capped 53 times by Sweden and is their current number one
  • Olsen has Premier League experience having spent last year with Everton - making seven appearances
  • The shot-stopper becomes Villa’s fourth winter signing behind Lucas Digne, Philippe Coutinho and Kerr Smith

What’s been said

Robin Olsen:

“I’m really, really happy.

“It’s been a couple of days of waiting to come here, so when I woke up this morning and I knew I was signing for the club I was really happy.

“It was easy (the decision to join Villa). When I heard about it from my agent for the first time, I decided to do whatever I could to change club and sign for Villa.

“It was an easy choice from the first call I had from my agent.

“When you come to the car park and see the building (at Bodymoor Heath), you see that it’s a massive club.

“I’ve heard how good it is, but when you’re inside and see the facilities, it’s amazing. You have everything you need to improve yourself and be as good as you can be.

“Emi’s a really good goalkeeper and I think working with him will make me a better goalkeeper.

“The level of the sessions will be high. Hopefully we can push each other to be better.”

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