Aston Villa fans content with Jordan Amavi exit

Derby County are rivalling Aston Villa for Stoke City's Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan

Jordan Amavi has revealed that he is on the transfer list at Aston Villa as he prepares to leave the club this summer.

Villa fans will feel that their club should be back in the big time of the Premier League, and will hope for a top six finish as a minimum expectation for next season, as will chairman Xia.

The 23-year-old joined Villa from Nice in 2015 but had his first season in England blighted by a long-term injury - and the Birmingham club were relegated.

Interestingly, in December a year ago, Villa owner Tony Xia revealed that the club had rejected a £25m bid for the left-back.

"I have ambitions. I want to play in Europe, for a club that play in all the competitions".

"I also know I'm not just a bit-part player - they still see me as a key player, an important part of the squad on the pitch and in the dressing room".

Amavi told French daily the Nice-Matin: "We spoke with Aston Villa, I was upfront with them, the club were in return".

"I've been played on the transfer list". I love the Premier League, it's a Championship that I like, but I'm open to other countries.

With Aston Villa failing to win promotion back to the Premier League the Frenchman may decide to move on, and a transfer to Serie A could be tempting. I'm happy to stay there and play, although it'll be another challenge.

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