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Aston Villa wrap up transfers for Birkir Bjarnason and James Bree

Birkir Bjarnason
Birkir Bjarnason helped Iceland to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016.

Aston Villa have completed the signings of Birkir Bjarnason from Basel and James Bree from Barnsley for undisclosed fees.

Bjarnason, 28, has penned a contract with Steve Bruce's Villa side until 2020, while Bree, 19, has committed himself to the club until 2021.

Bjarnason, who was a member of Basel's Swiss Super League title-winning squad last season, is looking forward to life with the Championship club.

"I'm delighted to have signed for Aston Villa," he told the club's official website. "It's a very big club. I am now looking forward to getting out on to the pitch and helping the team."

Bjarnason was a key member of the Iceland side that reached the quarterfinals of Euro 2016, scoring the nation's first-ever goal at a major tournament in their opening game against Portugal.

Bree added on his move: "I'm delighted it's finally all gone through. It's going to be great to get started to see what I can do for the team. It's a massive club and belongs in the Premier League. Pushing for promotion is definitely the first thing I want to help the team do. I can't wait to meet all the lads now."

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