Villa complete Cissokho deal

  • Last Updated: August 8 2014, 20:42 BST

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Aly Cissokho from Valencia for an undisclosed fee.

Aly Cissokho will add to Paul Lambert's defensive options
Aly Cissokho will add to Paul Lambert's defensive options

The 26-year-old French left-back, who spent last season on loan at Liverpool, has signed a four-year deal.

The former Lyon man earned his sole international cap in 2011 and moved to Valencia the following year, after spells with Porto and Vitoria Setubal.

He will fill a hole in defence for Villa manager Paul Lambert, who has already signed Joe Cole, Philippe Senderos and Kieran Richardson this summer.

Villa are believed to be paying a fee in the region of £2-3m for Cissokho, who had two years remaining on his Valencia contract.

He made 15 Premier League appearances for Liverpool last season but did not feature a great deal during the run-in, as the Reds fell narrowly short in the title race.

Cissokho won the Portuguese league title during his time at Porto and the French Cup while at Lyon.