Vlaar wants 'dream' move

Dutchman targets Prem switch

Ron Vlaar: Defender is hoping for Aston Villa move

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Ron Vlaar has confirmed he wants to seal a move to Aston Villa after being impressed with manager Paul Lambert.

As Sky Sports revealed on Monday, Villa flew Vlaar over at the weekend to open talks.

Now the 27-year-old defender is hoping he can seal a move to Villa, although he would be sad to depart Feyenoord.

"I cannot say too much," Vlaar told De Telegraaf.

"On Sunday I was in Birmingham and I spoke with coach Paul Lambert and I got a very positive impression. Aston Villa just want me.

"I have talked to our technical director Martin van Geel and I told him I liked the idea of moving to them.

Warm feeling

"A move to Aston Villa would be a dream come true, I look forward to playing in the Premier League, but I will miss Feyenoord.

"I feel at home in De Kuip, the club has had a lot of ups and downs, but there is still a warm feeling here.

"The stadium, the fans, my team-mates and staff. If the deal goes through, I miss them."

Vlaar admitted his trip to Birmingham was meant to be a secret, adding: "It was initially only to get acquainted, but this sort of thing happens - in this fast Twitter world you cannot keep anything secret."