Fenerbahce sign former Aston Villa target Abdoulaye Ba

Fenerbahçe have completed the signing of Porto’s centre back Abdoulaye Ba the club revealed.

The Yellow Canaries released an official statement on the club website confirming the transfer of the former Aston Villa man.

The 24-year-old defender has spent the last two seasons out on loan from Porto.


Ba has become the fourth Fenerbahçe transfer this season joining Simon Kjaer, Fernandao and Şener Özbayraklı.

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Aston Villa and Southampton both launched bids to sign towering Porto defender Abdoulaye Ba on loan last season.

The Senegal international made 20 La Liga appearances for Rayo Vallecano last season. Ba also has experience playing for Covilha, Coimbra and Guimaraes.

The Yellow Canaries have already signed Lille defender Simon Kjaer on a four year deal last week as well as Bursaspor duo Fernandao and Şener Özbayraklı.

Fenerbahçe also appointed Portuguese manager Vitor Pereira as manager at the start of the season.