After a failed medical with Sevilla, it seems Thursday will be the day Aston Villa officially wave goodbye to Jordan Amavi.
Steve Bruce’s confirmation the Villains had reached an agreement with Marseille about the 23-year-old’s loan with a view to buy certainly showed the deal was well on its way, but one big question mark remained: would he fail another set of physical exams?
Fortunately for Marseille, that wasn’t the case, as RMC Sport’s Marseille correspondent Florent Germain confirmed on Twitter the left-back had passed his medical with the Ligue 1 side without any problems, and that ‘everyone was reassured’.
— Florent Germain (@flogermain) 10 August 2017
This means there’s a strong chance the soon-to-be former Aston Villa defender will sign his contract with his new club later on in the day.
For those who have just joined this mini saga, the claims from France are that Marseille will be getting Amavi on a €2m one year loan, with an €8m ‘almost automatic’ clause to make the move permanent.
Most likely based on appearances, the temporary nature of the offer seems to suggest the French outfit could still a tiny bit skeptical about Amavi’s knee, but are willing to risk it by clearing him during the medicals.
After all, if he seriously injures himself again in the first few games, then they’ll only have paid €2m for him rather than a straight €10m up front for a full transfer only to be left with an injured defender.