Newly-minted Aston Villa signing Mbwana Samatta has expressed his excitement following his "dream come true" to play in the English Premier League.
Samatta penned a four-and-a-half-year deal from Genk in the Belgian First Division A - the signing became a massive priority for the club following the Wesley's injury which sees him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
The 27-year-old who scored 43 goals from 98 league appearances for Genk spoke fondly of former Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor who made 330 appearances for the club.
"As a player, it was always my dream to play here," Samatta was quoted by Sky Sports.
"Since I was a kid I used to like watching Premier League games and one of the teams I used to watch was Aston Villa.
"I know many things about this club, the players that used to play here. I used to watch Gabriel Agbonlahor when he was here.
"It's a massive club for me."
Samatta has become the first Tanzanian player to play in the Premier League and this has become a great deal for him.
"For me it means a lot, we have never had one player in the Premier League," added the Tanzania captain.
"In Tanzania the people who love football, they always watch the Premier League there.
"Now they will be watching one of their own playing for Aston Villa. The club will have a lot of fans from Tanzania."
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