Report: Aston Villa outcast Aly Cissokho on verge of Porto move

Aly Cissokho

The Aston Villa player looks set to leave the Premier League.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Cissokho is set to leave Villa Park in the coming days, joining Portuguese giants Porto on a season-long loan.

The 27-year-old full-back has traveled to Portugal to finalise the deal, and it is believed that a formal announcement will be made in the next 48 hours.

The once-capped French international is no strange to Porto, having spent one season at the Estadio do Dragao in 2009. He made 23 appearances in all competitions, winning the league and cup double before heading off to Lyon for four years.

He then signed for Valencia in 2012, spending the 2013/14 season on loan with Liverpool, and finally moved to Villa on a permanent deal last summer.

He made 26 appearances last term, playing under both Paul Lambert and Tim Sherwood, but following the arrival of Jordan Amavi, it is clear that Cissokho is not part of Sherwood’s plans for the coming campaign.

He has featured in just 90 minutes of pre-season action, and the loan deal will clear the outcast player of Villa’s books for a short-term spell. He has three-and-a-half years left on his contract at Villa Park, but the report states that Porto will consider signing him permanently next summer if the loan is a success.

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