Report suggests Marseille in talks with Villa over move for Veretout

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout in action

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout is reportedly wanted by Marseille.

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout applauds the fans after the matchA report suggests Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout could be heading to Marseille

French news outlet L'Equipe is reporting that Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout is the subject of strong interest from Ligue 1 side Marseille.

The 23-year-old French midfielder joined Villa for a reported fee of £8.3 million from Nantes last summer, but he failed to have a positive impact on his side's horrendous campaign which culminated in relegation to the Championship.

Liverpool's James Milner in action with Aston Villa's Jordan VeretoutVeretout has failed to impress during his time at Villa

L'Equipe go on to report that Villa and Marseille officials met on Saturday to discuss terms of the deal, with the French side keen on a season-long loan move for Veretout.

The Frenchman made just 25 Premier League appearances for the Villains last term and managed only five assists with with a return of no goals.

He was one of the many players singled out by Villa fans for his perceived lack of fighting spirit and passion, along with his poor performances.

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout in action with Swansea's Gylfi SigurdssonA move to Ligue 1 could be beneficial for Veretout

There is yet to be a statement from Villa regarding the future of Veretout, but it would be no surprise at all if he left the club on either a temporary or permanent deal. Maybe a loan move would be beneficial for the player, and help him regain his form in more familiar surroundings.

Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout and team mates look dejected after Federico Fernandez scored the first goal for Swansea Veretout was part of Villa's awful 2015/16 campaign

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