Defender Chris Samba signs one year contract with Aston Villa

Defender Chris Samba has signed a one-year deal with Aston Villa.

The former Blackburn Rovers man has been on trial with the club and appeared in pre-season friendlies against Walsall and Telford.

The 33-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Greek side Panathinaikos in January.

He told the club’s website: “I have enjoyed my time with Aston Villa and I am very pleased to continue this association after signing my contract with the club.”

As well as his time at Blackburn, Samba also had a brief spell in England with Queens Park Rangers.

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