Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamady on a three-year deal, to make the 29-year-old the club's third signing of the summer.
The club announced the news on their website that Elmohamady is set to re-unite with former manager Steve Bruce, who he worked alongside at both the Tigers and Sunderland.
The Claret and Blues are said to have triggered a release clause in Elmohamady's contract, and as a result he will now link up with his new teammates in Germany for their pre-season preparations.
Elmohamady's first game in-front of the home supporters at Aston Villa could come at the Graham Taylor OBE tribute match next Saturday, before his new side lineup against his former club in the Championship opener.
After putting pen to paper at his new club, he said: “I am delighted to be here at Aston Villa.
“Aston Villa is a great club and I am thrilled to join – it’s one of the very biggest clubs in England and its history and tradition is there for all to see.
“It’s a great time to join too as we look for promotion to the Premier League. “I will give absolutely everything to help us achieve that goal.
"I know, first hand, what it takes to win promotion and I want that feeling again.”
After 41 appearances for the Tigers, Elmohamady now joins John Terry and Sam Johnstone as the club's newest arrivals this summer.