According to our colleagues at L’Équipe, Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout could become an Aston Villa player today after a fee was close to being agreed last night.
Nantes President Waldemar Kita had the following to say: “We are basically agreed on everything. I am obliged to give in, he is 22, he has a big future and he will play for a great English club.”
The President refused at the time to reveal which club it was.
Get French Football News contacted the player’s agent last night, who merely said that the journalist, Pascal Praud, has a good relationship with Nantes President Waldemar Kita. Praud is the individual who revealed that Aston Villa are the side to have done a deal for Jordan Veretout.
The fee has not filtered through at the time of writing, but the deal could be completed in the next hours. Southampton were also active for this player, but seem to have been put off by reported Tottenham and Liverpool interest in the player. Bournemouth were quickly rejected by Veretout.
Veretout to Aston Villa? An emerging story, but most probably Aston Villa’s 3rd Ligue 1 export going by the name of Jordan.