The Frenchman is an erratic but capable performer at left-back.
Cissokho has not been training with the Portuguese club in recent weeks and now he has officially been let go by Porto. The club confirmed on their website earlier today that Cissokho has been allowed back to Villa this week after a poor stint in Portugal.
He was not wanted by previous boss Tim Sherwood but Remi Garde had him at Lyon and could see a role for him at Villa Park.
Cissokho may be an erratic performer but he will bring some much needed cover to a position where Villa need it.
Jordan Amavi's injury has exposed the club at the left-back position with Leandro Bacuna and Kieran Richardson failing to impress in that role since the French Under-21 international suffered his knee ligament damage.
Cissokho, who has previously played for Liverpool, had not played for Porto since the 25th October and will hopefully relish a return to Villa Park where he will work under his former boss Garde.
really hoping Cissokho works out at LB for #AVFC. Wasn't as bad last year as everyone said.— Jack Grimse (@JackGrimse) December 18, 2015
So with Cissokho and Bennett coming back or B6 I'd imagine that puts the Ashley Cole rumours to bed.— Andy Townsend (@AndyTownsend_AV) December 18, 2015
Glad Cissokho is coming back - should always have been back up to Amavi anyway.— Longyhomme AVFC (@Longyman) December 18, 2015
Finally some good news from the Aston Villa camp. Aly Cissokho could be returning from his loan spell at Porto in Jan. #AVFC— Crippy Cooke (@Crippy4Villa) December 17, 2015
If Aly Cissokho is on his way back to #avfc it's certainly some news I'd welcome. I'd then move Bacuna to RB. Hutton too much a liability— Villa Till I Die (@VillaTill) December 17, 2015
Seems like Aly Cissokho, who played under Remi Garde at Lyon, has been recalled by #avfc. Makes sense. Villa had the option to recall in Jan— Nick Mashiter (@nickmashiter) December 18, 2015