Lowton delight at Villa move
Lambert makes second signing after defender joins from Sheff Utd
Last Updated: July 6, 2012 5:14pm
Matthew Lowton: Defender delighted to have joined Aston Villa from Sheffield United
Matt Lowton says he has fulfilled a 'childhood dream' after joining Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee from Sheffield United.
Sky Sports revealed earlier on Friday that Lowton was closing on a move to Villa Park and the right-back has now signed a four-year contract with the Premier League club.
Lowton becomes new Villa manager Paul Lambert's second signing in the space of 48 hours after the capture of midfielder Karim El Ahmadi from Feyenoord.
The defender, who had two years remaining of his Blades contract, made nearly 100 appearances during his time at Bramall Lane since making his first-team debut during the 2009/2010 campaign.
"It's every boy's childhood dream to play in the Premier League and it was one of mine," said Lowton.
"It's every boy's childhood dream to play in the Premier League and it was one of mine."
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"This opportunity is fantastic and I thank the manager for giving it to me. Hopefully I can repay the faith that's he's shown in me and keep going at a higher level.
"Just from driving up to the training ground you can see the difference in the quality of things. The training ground looks spectacular and the pitches look phenomenal.
"It's a massive club in the Premier League with a big fan base and I'm looking forward to getting to work as soon as I can."
Lambert added: "Matthew is a really talented young player who brings a lot of things that can really benefit the club.
"He's a good player already and he's only young so he has the potential to be a really good player for us.
"He's hungry to succeed and to go further in the game, both of which are attributes that we want at this football club and that we are looking for.
"We won't put any pressure on him, we just want him to go out and enjoy playing.
"What he's done so far at Sheffield United has been great so hopefully we can progress him a bit and he'll do very well for us."