Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has revealed to the club's official website on the reason why he signed Zimbwabwe international Marvelous Nakamba in this summer transfer window.
Nakamba joined Villa last week from Belgian side Club Brugge for a fee estimated to be in the region of £10.8 million after a long battle with his now-former club.
Villa who have been very active in the transfer market also secured the signatures of Egypt international Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan and Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes.
Smith exclaimed the importance of signing new players in this window as they look to channel their way back into the Premier League after a long hiatus - the Villa Park outfit was relegated to the Championship in 2016.
"The integration has been seamless. We have had to build all the way," he said.
"They (new signings) are players that we have had our eyes on for quite a long time.
"We sent our recruitment team to go and watch them. The players we have brought like Trezeguet, we went to Egypt to watch him and we really liked him.
"Marvelous, wonderful name to have, he is a lovely lad and another one that we have been watching a lot.
"I had been watching Club Brugge play a lot. When we were watching Wesley we also got to see Marvelous playing, we liked him and we are quite fortunate to get both deals done," Smith concluded.
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