Aston Villa sign Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason

Aston Villa complete the signing of Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason from Basel.

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason from Basel.

The 28-year-old was part of the Iceland squad that had an impressive run at Euro 2016 and was the scorer of his nation's first ever goal at a major tournament when he netted against Portugal in the group stages.

Bjarnason has already registered four times in 13 appearances for Basel this season and the winger's form has convinced Villa boss Steve Bruce to bring him to Villa Park.

Bjarnason, who is nicknamed 'Thor', could make his Villa debut in next week's Championship clash away to Brentford.

Birkir Bjarnason equalises during the Euro 2016 Group F game between Portugal and Iceland on June 14, 2016
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