Steve Bruce will once more be able to call upon the services of Ahmed Elmohamady next season, after the Egypt international signed a three-year deal at Aston Villa.
Bruce has signed the 29-year-old on two previous occasions, firstly for Sunderland in 2010 and two years later when he was in charge at Hull City. And the pair will now work together at a third club, after Villa met a release clause in his contract to lure him from the KC Stadium.
“Aston Villa is one of the very biggest clubs in England and its history and tradition is there for all to see,” he told the official club website. “It’s a great time to join too as we look for promotion to the Premier League. I know first-hand what it takes to win promotion and I want that again.”
Elmohamady, who can operate at right fullback or on the right side of midfield, will see his old team-mates on the first weekend of the season when Hull travel to Villa Park. He is Bruce’s third signing of the summer, following defender John Terry and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.