Aston Villa full back Ally Cissokho is on the verge of completing his much-anticipated move to Turkish minnows Yeni Malatyaspor according to their sporting director.
Ali Ravci has revealed that there are still a few issues to iron out but the deal should go ahead very soon.
The former Liverpool full back has reportedly already agreed to terms with the Turkish side but the two clubs are yet to come to an agreement.
Villa chairman Dr Tony Xia has made it very clear this summer that the club won’t be pushovers when it comes to offloading players and that we would be prepared to dig our heels in should we need too.
Cissokho had agreed to terms last week and a deal was expected before the newly promoted Turkish side returned for pre-season training.
The experienced full back signed for Villa back in 2014 and went on to make 55 appearances for the first team but he has always struggled to make the left back spot his own.
In the summer of 2015, he rejoined former club Porto on loan but only managed two appearances and was recalled by the then Villa manager Remi Garde – who had managed the full back while at Lyon in December. He was unable to play until January but went straight into the side when he was able to play but his first game resulted in a 3-1 defeat to Sunderland.Olympiakos come knocking in January 2017 and he joined them with a view to a permanent deal depending on the outcome of how well he did during the loan spell. That didn’t work out and he returned to Aston Villa this summer.
Olympiakos come knocking in January 2017 and he joined them with a view to a permanent deal depending on the outcome of how well he did during the loan spell. That didn’t work out and he returned to Aston Villa this summer.
The full back hasn’t taken part in any of Aston Villa’s pre-season and it now looks like a matter of when rather than if he will be leaving Villa.
Aston Villa has already sold Carlos Sanchez and Jordan Veretout to Fiorentina this summer as the club continues to look to offload 6-7 players before the transfer deadline closes.