It’s clear Aston Villa are not holding back this summer, at least  if the latest report from France is anything to by.

The Villans have moved quickly to secure Steven Gerrard the new signings he wants, with Philippe Coutinho and Boubacar Kamara already secured, Diego Carlos on the way and Luis Suarez also reportedly a target.

The chequebook is firmly open for Gerrard to revitalise the squad, it seems, and that is certainly the case in the deal for Kamara.

We’ve already covered a report from Spain explaining that Aston Villa were able to secure the midfielder from Marseille ahead of Atlético Madrid because they offer far more money to the player.

That report never went into detail on the finances involved, but journalist Sacha Tavolieri has now provided them.

According to his information, Kamara has signed a ‘staggering contract’ with Aston Villa that will see him earn £60m over five years.

That figure includes a signing bonus but also sees him ‘more than double’ the wages he was earning at Marseille, which were €250k gross per month.

In other words, Kamara will be picking up at least a whopping €500k a month at Aston Villa, which works out at €125,000 a week, or €6m a year.

That accounts for around half of the £60m he’ll pick up over five years, which means Villa could have also given him as much as a £30m signing on fee to get him ahead of the competition.