According to reports in the French media, and reported by talkSPORT, Jordan Amavi is set to complete his permanent move from Aston Villa to Marseille during the January transfer window.
Amavi left Villa over the summer, heading back to France initially on-loan after a disappointing two years in English football.
However, after receiving a French international call-up, Amavi is set to complete a permanent move back to his native in January, with Marseille lining up a £8.9m move for the left-back.
That would leave Villa with a profit on the 23-year-old, who arrived in England ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
During his first 12-months with Villa, Amavi struggled with injuries and could not help to prevent Villa slipping out of the Premier League for the first time.
The Frenchman then struggled to make a major impact in the Sky Bet Championship last season, with Amavi featuring on 34 occasions, but losing his place in the starting XI to Janaury addition, Neil Taylor.
Since his initial loan move to Marseille, Amavi has featured on six occasions across all competitions, helping his new employers to three clean sheets.
Amavi’s impressive form has seen him receive international recognition, with the 23-year-old linking up with the French national team.
Amavi’s Villa career was disappointing, not just for the player, but also for the club and their supporters, who had high hopes for the defender when he arrived in the Midlands.
News of Amavi’s permanent move away edging closer will please Villa, particularly with the Championship club set to make a profit on the player deemed surplus to requirements by Steve Bruce.
Villa’s supporters will expect any fee received for Amavi to contribute to buying a left-back to compete with Taylor.
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