Beye makes Villa switch
Aston Villa have signed defender Habib Beye from Newcastle on a three-year contract, the Premier League club confirmed tonight.
The Senegal international right-back has signed on a three-year deal after arriving for an undisclosed fee from the relegated Magpies.
Beye, 31, follows Stewart Downing and Fabian Delph to Villa Park as their third major summer signing.
Beye said: "I think Villa is a great football club. I was really happy when my agent told me Villa were interested. I just said 'Get it done'. I wanted to sign for this club.
"It's going to be great working for Martin O'Neill because Villa have a great team. I am so proud now to play here. It was important for me to stay in the Premier League and I am really happy I have with Villa.
"Newcastle are a massive club but everybody knows the problems at the moment. I think joining Villa is a great step for me. I signed my contract this afternoon and I'm really glad. I now hope I will be successful with Villa."