MOUSSA DIABY has agreed a £43million transfer to Aston Villa after turning down a massive Saudi deal.
GettyMoussa Diaby has agreed a deal to join Aston Villa from Bayer Leverkusen[/caption]
Diaby had been the subject of an approach from Al-Nassr but has instead opted to move to the Premier League.
Villa have been chasing a deal to sign the 24-year-old all summer after securing their return to European football last term.
Emery’s side will compete in the Europa Conference League this season, entering the competition in the play-off round.
Despite those doubts, though, he is now on the brink of becoming Villa’s third signing of the summer.
Diaby will arrive in the Premier League off the back of an impressive season in Germany, scoring 14 goals and providing 11 assists in 48 matches.
He also has nine caps for France but was not a part of their squad for the World Cup in Qatar.