Vlaar: Aston Villa just want me

Feyenoord defender Ron Vlaar is hoping to seal a  dream move to Aston Villa  after being impressed by manager Paul Lambert during transfer talks.

The 27-year-old spoke with new the Villa boss over the weekend regarding the potential transfer reaffirming his desire to join the Midlands club this summer.

Vlaar, who made two appearances for Holland at Euro 2012 last month, is captain at the De Kuip but is reportedly keen to challenge himself in another country with the Premier League his desired location.

He admits that the prospect of switch to Villa Park excites him and informed Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel that he is intent on joining up with Lambert and co.

“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. 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.”

Personal terms have yet to be agreed, but are thought to be a mere formality, with Vlaar set to fill the void left by Carlos Cuellar following his departure on a free transfer to Sunderland.

The former AZ Alkmaar centre back has won nine caps for his country and will become Lambert’s fourth summer signing since taking over from Alex McLeish following Brett Holmon, Karim El Ahmadi and Matthew Lowton.