Aston Villa hope: Jordan Amavi could be the Championship's best left-back

Can Aston Villa hang onto Jordan Amavi?

The moment Aston Villa's hopes of success this season disappeared might just have been when Jordan Amavi suffered a season ending injury on duty with France's under-21 side last year.

The summer signing was arguably the club's best player over the first few weeks of the season, and his knee ligament injury was a cruel blow.

He is as a result one of the players to escape criticism, because quite simply he has been detached from the woeful performances of the team over the past few months, with his replacements tellingly poor.

Amavi, 22, would normally be the type of player Villa would struggle to hang onto in the event of relegation, but his injury might just give them a chance of keeping hold of him.

The Frenchman is often active on social media and has a good rapport with fans, and may want to stay and repay their support during his spell on the sidelines by sticking around.

While he may have offers, coming back from a serious injury can be tough, and Amavi should focus on doing so with Villa.

If he does stay, the club might just have the very best left-back in the Championship. Amavi is confident in possession, able to deliver a good cross, and sound defensively, while likely to only get better.

He is a reason for fans to be hopeful, and if Villa are serious about bouncing straight back to the top flight then they need to keep him around.

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