Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout has signalled his intention to leave the club this summer, according to French publication L’Equipe. The player is said to be unwilling to play in the Championship, and wishes to play at the highest level.
23-year-old Ancenis-born Veretout signed for Villa from FC Nantes for a fee believed to be £7.5m before the start of the 2015/16 season, a season that saw Villa struggle and eventually drop out of England top flight competition – suffering relegation from the Premier League to the Championship.
With the young eight-cap France Under-21 international only one year into a five-year deal, Villa would be looking to recoup parity for what they paid for his services if not actually more. Veretout played 25 Premier League games for Villa in their relegation season and, whilst he didn’t score any goals for the Villains, he laid on five assists for teammates.
Jordan Veretout’s per 90 minute returns (2014/15 Premier League)
stats are derived from Jordan Veretout’s player profile page on WhoScored
Appearances made: 25 (21 starts, 4 substituted in); minutes played: 1,825; %age of minutes played: 81%
- Pass Attempts: 48.8 per 90 minutes
- Pass Success: 40.5 per 90 minutes (83% accuracy)
- Key Passes (team shots): 1.9 per 90 minutes
- Defensive Actions*: 5.4 per 90 minutes
- Dribbles: 1.2 per 90 minutes (0.5 successful)
- Possession Loss: 2.1 (includes 0.6 dispossessed)
- Headed Duels: 1.9 per 90 minutes (0.5 won)
*defensive actions (Tackles+Interceptions+Clearances+Blocks)
Here are a couple of videos that highlight just what teams looking at Jordan Veretout would be expected to receive should they be entertaining a bid for his services. First up is a reflection on his 2014/15 Ligue 1 season with FC Nantes.
Following on from that highlight reel is a look at just some of the things that he achieved last season for Aston Villa, a seson that could be his one and only season in English football.