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Jordan Amavi Departs Aston Villa

Jordan Amavi Departs Aston Villa

Marseille have, as expected, followed through with the signing of left-back Jordan Amavi.

Over hyped as far as I could see, never really looked up to the Championship but hopefully the 23-year-old will fare better in France.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday August 10 2017
Time: 2:43PM


Never a favourite of mine, wasn't good enough in defence and his final ball going forward was poor. Good luck to him though, hope his move works well for him.
The Fear
10/08/2017 14:47:00
I agree, too light weight and no end product, other than the occasional cross. Good at shielding the ball out of play but we need more than that! Good luck. I hope we got a good deal. Who's next for the door?
10/08/2017 15:11:00
Yes, not really a great loss & good luck to the lad. Wrong place, wrong time kind of thing. Although with Baker having gone as well, we're a bit short of left sided defensive cover.
10/08/2017 15:54:00
The haters will love this. Those of us who don't blame him for everything that's gone wrong in B6 in recent years will question where our LB cover is coming from. Certainly not from Iceland.
10/08/2017 16:27:00
We look far stronger with Taylor at LB and Amavi's been angling to leave for a while. I dont think we are in a position at the moment to have a 10million rated LB warming the bench. Makes sense all round. I do hope we can bring someone else in though, unless De Laet can play there.
10/08/2017 16:38:00
Rudi Garcia, the new coach at Marseille is no fool. He is putting together a good squad this year and knows what he is doing. I understand the negative comments on Amavi but we have to remember that he was very good when he came in for the short time up to his injury. When he came back, agreed he was average at best but even Charlie Aitken would have looked average in that team ! He was always committed to the Villa and very respectful in his comments - even to the French press. At the end of the day, it is probably in the interests of all concerned ( in particular Marseille ) that he has moved on and I wish him well. What concerns me most is that now having sold both Baker and Amavi, where is our cover at LB ??
10/08/2017 21:23:00
Right place, wrong time...... says it all really.
Pride of Lions
11/08/2017 11:13:00
Can anyone explain to me how the 'loan now, pay later' scheme works. I understand when there is an option to buy after the loan period but apparently Marseille is committed to buy next season. I am assuming that maybe Marseille may also have FFP concerns of their own?? I assume the commitment also covers the possibility of a serious injury as well? .
marlin magic
11/08/2017 21:33:00
It's a financial game Marlin - just the same way we loaned Curtis Davies years ago from West Brom before turning it permanent, it suited WBA's books to get the fee 'next season'. With Marseille apparently obligated to buy Amavi now regardless it suits our books to get the real cash next season for FFP purposes is my guess. Wyness has said himself this season we are fine, next season could be interesting so knowing we kick off next season with £8odd million back obviously helps. Marseille couldn't have obligated themselves if FFP would be an issue next year.
11/08/2017 21:57:00
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