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Jordan Amavi finally looks set to depart Villa

The Frenchman could be set to depart at the second time of asking

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Jordan Amavi looks to be the latest Villan to depart, with reports indicating that he is set to join Marseille.

According to French publication BFM TV, the leftback has agreed to a four year deal with the French club.

Translated from French, the report indicates that Amavi will depart on an initial €2m loan deal, with an automatic option to buy next summer for €8m.

Just weeks ago, Amavi was set to sign for Spanish side Sevilla, before a controversial failed medical saw the move fall apart, much to the displeasure of Villa’s owner.

The amount would recoup a large percentage of the £9m fee that Villa paid for his services in the summer of 2015. In addition, it allows Amavi a return to a familiar league, whilst clearing some room in the Villa squad, so that Steve Bruce can stop saying the phrase “box clever” for a few more minutes.

The 23-year-old began his career with Nice but found neither consistency in play nor confidence from Steve Bruce to match his talent through 44 appearances in the claret and blue. Selling him below his purchased value represents another misstep in player development at Villa Park and ends another chapter of the ill fated 2015/16 summer transfer window.