Jordan Amavi declares aim for next season and insists he has no regrets over Aston Villa move

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson and Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi

The Frenchman missed most of the 2015-16 campaign injured.

Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi in actionAston Villa's Jordan Amavi in action

Jordan Amavi was perhaps one of the few of Aston Villa’s recruits last summer to have impressed at the club.

The French left-back showed great promise until his season was cruelly cut short in November – when he suffered knee ligament damage whilst on international duty with the French under-21s.

He has been speaking to France Football this week regarding his time with Villa so far and his disappointment at not being able to force his way into the French national set-up.

He declared his aim for next season was simple, play an entire campaign injury-free and insisted he had no regrets at joining the club:

“I primarily went to England because I liked the Premier League. The France team, it will come when it comes. Now I want to string together a full season.

“The intensity of the matches and the supporters (impressed me). While in Nice, I had a very nice atmosphere, in England, it is everywhere, in all stages. There is such fervor from the first to the last minute.

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez in action with Aston Villa's Jordan AmaviLeicester's Riyad Mahrez in action with Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi

“For me, this is the best championship, all the matches are great to play.

“I adapted well, too bad it did not last long this season. But I have no regrets having signed there. "

Of course there is still much debate regarding whether that will actually be at Villa or not.

Reports in Turkey are suggesting Trabzonspor are eyeing an ambitious move for the player this summer.

Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi in action with Manchester United's Ander HerreraAston Villa's Jordan Amavi in action with Manchester United's Ander Herrera

Fotospor is reporting that the Turkish side are hopeful of signing the player on loan.

Italian outlet CalcioNews24 reported that AC Milan were keen a couple of weeks back.

It was recently reported by the Birmingham Mail that Villa are hoping to recoup the £9 million they spent to bring him in from Lille last summer if he does leave and it appears that teams are certainly looking into his signature.

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