Aston Villa ace Jordan Veretout shares reason why he rejected deal to join Leicester

Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout has admitted that he rejected a move to Leicester.

Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout has told the Daily Star that he doesn't regret snubbing Leicester City for a move to Villa Park.

Veretout, 22, racked up almost 150 appearances for French club Nantes before moving on to Aston Villa over the summer, having made a real name for himself in Ligue 1.

The midfielder endured a slow start to life under Tim Sherwood, but has been impressing in recent weeks, especially after threading through a superb pass for Gabriel Agbonlahor's goal against Norwich City last weekend.

Now finding his feet in England, the French midfielder has reflected on his decision to join Villa despite interest from a Premier League rival.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Leicester City made a late move to sign Veretout last summer, but the midfielder chose to sign for Villa instead - a decision which many would regret right now.

Whilst Villa sit bottom of the league and eight points adrift of safety, Leicester sensationally sit top of the Premier League table, five points clear of second placed Tottenham as they chase a historic title victory.

Now, Veretout has told the Daily Star that he doesn't regret choosing Villa over Leicester despite their differing fortunes this season, and claims the history of Villa was a big reason for his decision, before congratulating Leicester on their success so far this term.

"First of all, Aston Villa were the club that came for me first," said Veretout. "I gave my answer to them before any involvement with Leicester. Yes, Leicester did want me and it was an interesting proposition but Villa spoke to me more than they did and that’s why I’m here."

"It was a good choice. Aston Villa are a big, traditional club. That was a factor in why I joined them. Leicester have done fantastically. I do know their story and their rise to the top has been incredible. Although I chose Villa, full marks to Leicester for doing what they have," he added.

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