Mixed reaction from Aston Villa fans on Twitter as Aly Cissokho return is confirmed

The Frenchman is an erratic but capable performer at left-back.

French defender Aly Cissokho is set to have his loan deal at Porto to allow him to return to the Midlands with Aston Villa.

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.

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