The Gunners have been in pursuit of Jordan Amavi for quite some time. Will Aston Villa steal him away?
Arsenal face a familiar foe in the club’s £9 million pursuit of Nice defender Jordan Amavi.
According to Mail Online, Aston Villa have raced ahead in the race for Amavi’s signature, having reportedly made an offer to Nice already with more talks on the schedule. The 21-year-old French national has moved up in the ranks in Ligue 1, making 54 appearances for Nice over the last two seasons and scoring three goals.
Amavi has also played three caps for France’s U21 squad and the Express reported that Amavi might be “keen on a move to a more high-profile destination to improve his chances of being included in the France senior squad ahead of the European Championships next summer.”
Aston Villa fought Arsenal in a brutal 0-4 defeat in the FA Cup Final.