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Aston Villa have agreed to sign Brazilian defender Diego Carlos from Sevilla in a reported £26million (N13.6billion) deal.

Carlos is set to travel to England for a medical before agreeing personal terms with the Premier League club.

The 29-year-old centre-back played 136 matches for Sevilla, helping them win the 2020 Europa League.

He had been in talks with Newcastle during the January window, but a deal could not be reached.

A Villa statement said on Thursday:

Aston Villa can confirm the club has reached an agreement with Sevilla FC for the transfer of Diego Carlos for an undisclosed fee.

The player will travel to England in the next few hours to complete a medical and finalise personal terms.

A statement from the La Liga club read:

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.

Carlos joined Sevilla in 2019 from French club Nantes and was part of the Brazil squad which won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

By Amara

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