Aston Villa boss Gerrard welcomes new signing Olsen: Great pedigree

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has welcomed new signing Robin Olsen.

Olsen arrives on-loan from Roma.

Gerrard said, “We want to make every position in the team as competitive as we can. Emi’s [Martinez] obviously a world class goalkeeper and we’re very happy with what we’ve seen from him.

“The competition was good when we arrived, but we wanted to make it more competitive – not just in this position, across the board.

“Having the opportunity to add Robin to it with his pedigree, in terms of big game experience, an international footballer, we believe that position’s in a nice place now.”

On January’s market work, the manager also said: “We have identified areas where we would like to strengthen, but only if the right names are available.

“If it’s a case of having to be patient until the next window, I have no problem with that.”

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