It appears that Jordan Amavi will not be signing for Sevilla after all.
The Aston Villa left-back looked all set to sign for the La Liga club this summer after they had a bid accepted by the Midlands club, yet Estadio Deportivo on Monday explain that has now been cancelled.
The defender wasn’t in training with his new teammates on Monday, with his entourage telling Estadio Deportivo that this was due to a problem between the clubs.
However, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
As of yet, there are no official reasons behind this decision, but the Spanish newspaper claim they have been told that Amavi failed his medical ahead of the move.
They also explain the reason behind it is linked to Amavi’s bad knee injury he suffered on international duty with France’s U21s last season, with Sevilla detecting ‘a risk in his knee’, which we assume is a risk of the injury happening again.
Amavi played without any problems throughout most of last season at Villa Park under Steve Bruce, but when it comes to medicals, clubs are very thorough, and with quite a lot of money for them (around €10m) resting on this, it’s understandable the Spanish side would be very cautious.
The other line of thinking is Sevilla changed their mind on the size of the agree deal, and wanted to find something wrong.
Back to square one for both Amavi and Sevilla, it seems. Or maybe, and it’s worth not ruling this out, Sevilla will now ask for a big reduction in price, or for the move to initially be on loan.