I have written this statement a ridiculous amount of times on this blog, but it’s never simple with Aston Villa. Just as it looked like we were about to say goodbye to Amavi, he fails his medical at Sevilla.
I raise the question in the title because there are plenty who rate Jordan Amavi, and plenty who wouldn’t mind him playing a significant role next season. Personally, I think it’s better for all concerned if we sell him, for a number of reasons.
He hasn’t really been the same since that devastating injury, and didn’t set the Championship alight last season. Neil Taylor came in, did well, and is clearly Bruce’s favourite. Amavi is certainly talented enough to play a role, and the fact that a club of Sevilla’s magnitude want him, should speak volumes. Still, his potential stay makes a number of things difficult for Villa this summer.
Our squad is massive, like ridiculously large, and plenty of them, Avavi included will be on good money. Xia has publicly said that too much money was wasted by the previous regime, and there are FFP considerations to take into account. If that rumoured £25m bid for Amavi was true, then I bet our chairman wish he accepted. Simply put, we need to move players on, and Amavi would not only raise transfer funds, but free up wages.
I was very excited when we made the Amavi signing, but it hasn’t really worked out for him here. I’m not sure how serious the issue raised in the failed medical was, but we’ll see if it puts others off making a move for him. Where do you stand on the matter? Willing to see him stay, or think it’s better that he moves on?
Let us know in the comments. Here are a selection of views on twitter.
Gutted Amavi has failed his medical, was hoping we'd got shot of him #avfc
— IanGogo (@iangogo3) July 10, 2017
Would rather have Amavi than Elmo and Whelan anyways. Tbh i would rather nobody than both of them anyways. #AVFC
— Clark3yyy (@Clark3y) July 10, 2017
Amavi failing his medical is strange, but for years we've had managers say our team is unfit. Do we need new medical/fitness staff? #AVFC
— The Holte (@TheHolteTweets) July 10, 2017
Amavi please stay, oh my god #avfc
— Dhurambir Singh (@dhurambirsingh) July 10, 2017