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Jordan Amavi confirms he has been transfer listed by Aston Villa

Jordan Amavi appears set to leave Villa this summer after the defender confirmed he has been transfer listed.

Jordan Amavi struggled for consistency in the Championship last season (AMA)
Jordan Amavi struggled for consistency in the Championship last season (AMA)

The left-back is thought to be among up to ten players who could depart Villa Park this summer as the club look to ease the pressure of Financial Fair Play regulations and increase boss Steve Bruce’s transfer kitty.

Amavi has experienced a difficult two seasons in England after joining Villa in a £10million move from Nice, with a serious knee injury keeping him out of most of his debut campaign.

Though he made 34 appearances last season in the Championship, the France under-21 international struggled for consistency and found himself down the pecking order after Bruce secured the signing of Neil Taylor from Swansea in January.

Speaking to French newspaper Nice-Matin over the weekend, Amavi conceded his future likely lies away from Villa Park.

"We spoke with Aston Villa, I was upfront with them, the club were in return,” he said.

"If I have to leave, there will be no problem. I have ambitions. I want to play in Europe, for a club that play in all the competitions.

"I've been placed on the transfer list."

Amavi was regarded as one of the top left-back prospects on the continent before joining Villa and is thought to have some high-profile suitors, among them Italian duo Napoli and Sampdoria.

The 23-year-old has admitted he would also be happy to remain in England should a Premier League club come calling.

"There are clubs that have come to enquire and we've talked, even if there is nothing concrete yet," Amavi added.

"I love the Premier League, it is the league that I like enough, but I am open to other countries.

"If the sporting challenge is interesting, I will go ahead, I won't think twice."

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