Sylla heads to Turkey

  • Last Updated: July 14 2014, 16:25 BST

Turkish side Kayseri Erciyesspor have announced the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Yacouba Sylla on a season-long loan deal.

Yacouba Sylla: One-year deal in Turkey
Yacouba Sylla: One-year deal in Turkey

Erciyesspor on Monday posted a photo of the Mali international on their official website, accompanied by a statement which read: "Yacouba Sylla has been leased from Aston Villa with a one-year contract being signed."

Sylla, 23, has made 24 appearances in all competitions for Villa since joining them in January 2013 from French outfit Clermont Foot on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Last term he started just five Barclays Premier League games and in April he was quoted as saying he was looking for a summer loan move due his unhappiness at spending so much time on the bench.