According to a claim in the French media, Jordan Amavi’s move from Aston Villa to Marseille has been made permanent.

The left back has impressed for the French club since initially joining them on loan in the summer, with a right of redemption.

L’Equipe have today reported the Aston Villa owned defender will sign for Marseille for €10m after clauses were activated, and the Championship side will now have received, or be expecting, the money.

Amavi has reportedly played the required number of games to get a move from Aston Villa, and it’s been revealed he’s on a four year contract with Marseille.

It always looked likely Amavi would leave Aston Villa in the last window after the club failed to bounce back to the Premier League.

A move to Sevilla broke down due to the Spanish club playing games over Amavi’s medical, but Marseille stepped in to give him of a chance to return to his home country.

Sevilla’s messing around meant that at one stage it even looked possible Steve Bruce would be able to count on the player this season.

Since leaving Aston Villa for the French giants the 23 year old has put in some impressive performances, which resulted in a call up to the France national team this week.