Who Are Ya? Libor Kozak (Aston Villa)

Posted by - September 2, 2013 - Aston Villa, Transfer News and Gossip, Who Are Ya?

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Name: Libor Kozak

Age: 24

Position: Striker

Signed from: Lazio

Fee: £7million

Did you know?
Harry Redknapp took Kozak on trial at Portsmouth in 2008 but decided against signing him.

What’s the deal?
Despite previously indicating that he had finished his business for the summer, Villa boss Paul Lambert has splashed £7m on the 6ft 4in Lazio striker to provide competition and backup for Christian Benteke.

The Czech Republic international has signed a four-year contract at Villa Park.

What do they say?

“I’m really happy to be at Aston Villa and I’m ready for this new step in my career. I hope it’s a good step for me and also for Villa because everything is about the team. This is a big club, a very historic club with a fantastic fan base and, for me, this is really important.”
Libor Kozak

“He’ll add greatly to what we’ve got. He has an unbelievable scoring record in the Europa League. We need somebody like him as we only have Christian Benteke really as a main target man,”
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert