In what quickly became one of the strangest sagas of the summer, Jordan Amavi’s failed move from Aston Villa to Sevilla is still being talked about in France by the player himself.
Eventually loaned to Marseille, with the Ligue 1 club having already triggered the clause to make the move permanent, the former Villain has enjoyed his best season to date, even earning himself a call-up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad back in October.
The left-back has already explained in some detail what happened over the summer, which we already covered at the time, but, with reflection, Amavi feels Sevilla never really wanted him in the first place.
While a deal had been agreed, the whole circus surrounding the failed medical and ‘specialist that wasn’t really a specialist’ has the former Villa Park regular skeptical.
He told Canal Football Club in France: “I don’t think it had anything to do with my knee, because when I returned to England, I went to London with the Aston Villa doctor, and my knee was fine.
“There was something fishy. I think they’d already made their mind up, and that’s that. My move to France was a blessing in disguise. I’m now at Marseille, who aren’t just any club. It’s just nice when clubs like that are interested in you.”
Originally arriving in the south of France to be backup to Patrice Evra, his performances and the latter’s sacking after kicking one of his own fans mean the former Aston Villa starlet is now an undisputed regular under Rudi Garcia when fit.