Aston Villa have completed the signing of Zat Knight from Fulham.
Knight has signed a four-year deal at Villa Park after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.
Villa have paid Fulham £3.5million for the England international.
Knight was delighted to be making the move to his boyhood heroes.
Supporting"I have been supporting Villa ever since I first got to know and understand about football really, so it was from a young age," Knight told the club's official website. "I'm from Aston for starters, so it always made complete sense to support them.
"Villa were my local team, simple as that.
"I had trials at schoolboy level for Villa but it never got any further than that. As a youngster that was obviously really disappointing, but as it turned out I got opportunities elsewhere and it all turned out good in the end."