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Aston Villa turn goalkeeper Olsen’s loan into permanent deal

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – UEFA Nations League – Group H – Slovenia v Sweden – Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia – June 2, 2022 Sweden’s Robin Olsen celebrates after Dejan Kulusevski scores their second goal REUTERS/Borut Zivulovic

(Reuters) – Aston Villa have turned backup goalkeeper Robin Olsen’s loan move from AS Roma into a permanent deal, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Sweden international Olsen spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa and made his debut in their 3-2 defeat at Manchester City on the final day of the league season.

Villa have moved swiftly to secure signings for the next season after finishing 14th in the 2021-22 campaign.

They have signed defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer from Olympique de Marseille, made Philippe Coutinho’s loan move from Barcelona permanent and brought in defender Diego Carlos from Sevilla.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Hugh Lawson)