Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Sevilla's Brazilian defender Diego Carlos for an undisclosed fee.
The club announced that they had reached an agreement with the Spanish outfit for the 29-year-old, who will travel to England to complete a medical and finalise personal terms.
The centre-back, who joined Sevilla from Nantes in 2019, has helped the club to three successive fourth-placed finishes in La Liga, as well as featuring in the successful Europa League-winning side of 2020. Incidentally, it was Carlos' shot that led to the winning goal against Inter Milan in the match after taking a deflection off Romelu Lukaku.
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Diego Carlos also represented his country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, helping Brazil to a gold medal.
The defender follows the signings this summer of Boubacar Kamara from Marseille, and the Philippe Coutinho transfer from Barcelona after a successful loan spell last season.
Sevilla confirmed the news in a statement on their website:
"Sevilla FC would like to thank the player for his work during all these years in Seville and wishes him the best of luck in his new journey."
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