Aston Villa has tonight revealed that they have accepted a bid for French full-back Jordan Amavi from Spanish side Sevilla.
It has been highly anticipated amongst fans that Amavi would leave the club this summer especially after he revealed that both he and the club had come to a mutual agreement that he would be placed on the transfer list.
Other clubs including Atletico Madrid and Liverpool have been rumoured to have looked at the 23-year-old but this is the first we have heard of any actual bids.
Amavi is expected to sign for the La Liga side once he has completed his medical. Nothing has been mentioned about what kind of fee has been agreed as of yet.
#SevillaFC y @AVFCOfficial alcanzan un principio de acuerdo por @JordanAmavi
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— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) July 7, 2017
Where did it all go wrong for Amavi?
Jordan Amavi signed for Aston Villa in July 2015 for a reported £9.35million (according to Transfermarkt.co.uk).
In November the left-back suffered an ACL tear in his right knee while on international duty with the France U21 side. He was ruled out for the remainder of the season despite impressing fans during his 10 appearances.
Amavi returned to action for the 2016-17 season in the Championship. He failed to find his early form in a Villa shirt and soon lost his place in the team to new signing Neil Taylor. He went on to make 34 appearances last season.
In December 2016, chairman Dr Tony Xia had revealed on his Twitter that they had turned down a £25million offer for the French man’s services from an unknown Chinese club. Marseille was also said to have bid for the player, according to reports in France.
Amavi never really looked like the same player once he returned from his injury but he never appeared to moan or hint that he wanted out of the club despite relegation. I fully expect him to be very successful in Spain as I feel the football is more suited to his style of play.
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