Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi set to seal £8.9m Marseille move after shock France call-up

  • 4 month ago

Marseille will be able to make their loan move for Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi permanent for a modest £8.9m.

According to L'Equipe, Marseille have already agreed the fee with Villa as part of the initial loan for the full back.

Amavi drew a line under his time at Villa in the summer after a total of just 44 league appearances over an injury hit two years.

But he has made a flying start to life back in his homeland and his impressive form has resulted in a call up to the star-studded France squad.

If he stays fit it seems certain that Marseille will decide to sign him permanently and £8.9m for a 23-year-old international seems like a bargain.

It will also represent a small profit for Villa, who paid £7.7m to sign him from Nice in July 2015.