If RMC Sport are correct on Wednesday afternoon, then it’s only a matter of time before Aston Villa’s Jordan Amavi is announced as Marseille player.

Late on Tuesday evening, the very same outlet claimed the player had agreed a four-year deal with the Ligue 1 side ahead of a potential move, with the two clubs still in discussions over the terms of the transfer.

Marseille were keen on a loan with a view to buy that basically guaranteed a permanent move down the line, and offered a €2m + €8m one year loan offer for the Villains to mull over.

Well, it seems that, or a slightly altered offer, has been accepted on Wednesday, as RMC Sport report on their live blog the French side and Aston Villa have reached an agreement.

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Furthermore, Amavi is now expected to hop on a plane to Marseille on Wednesday evening ahead of his medical on Thursday.

After a failed medical at Sevilla, we’ll have to see if the club owned by Frank McCourt will raise the same issue with the left-back’s knee, but our guess is that they won’t.

They need Amavi too much, and it’s probably a risk they’re willing to take.