Marseille bring Amavi back to France from Aston Villa

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The former U21 international defender has completed a move back to Ligue 1 after a proposed switch to Sevilla fell through earlier this summer

Marseille have announced the signing of Jordan Amavi, the left-back joining the Ligue 1 side from Aston Villa.

No details of the deal for the 23-year-old have been confirmed but he joins new signings Adil Rami, Florian Thauvin, Valere Germain, Luiz Gustavo, Steve Mandanda and Clinton N'Jie at Stade Velodrome.

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Amavi had been poised to sign for Sevilla last month, but they pulled out of the transfer after the defender's medical at the club.

France Under-21 international Amavi was expected to complete a move to the Liga side worth £8million before the deal fell apart, much to the ire of Villa owner Tony Xia.

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"JA's medical report was good," Xia wrote on Twitter. "Someone hi-level [at Sevilla] didn't agree with the transfer&found a reason of injury history which is really unfair to JA.

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"Very low. I have to say, from a businessman's viewpoint. Credibility and integrity is something very basic."

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