As quoted by the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has admitted that he is open to keeping hold of Jordan Amavi this summer.
Jordan Amavi was widely expected to be leaving Aston Villa this summer and Spanish side Sevilla seemed to be the most likely destination for the young Frenchman.
However, the prospective transfer fell through at the last minute under controversial circumstances as Sevilla revealed that Amavi had failed a medical and such a shady claim has angered both the player as well as Villa.
Sevilla are now believed to be looking to sign Amavi on a season long loan deal though but the transfer is not likely to take place as the La Liga outfit seemingly are not on in good terms with Villa or indeed Amavi at the moment.
Therefore, there is now a possibility that Amavi could well be staying put at Villa Park this summer and manager Steve Bruce has admitted that he would be more than happy to keep hold of the 23-year-old in an admission which is certain to delight the club faithful.
He said, “I think it’s plain for everyone to see, my remit is to balance the books. Yes that would have helped, but it didn’t happen. Hey, if I’m stuck with Jordan Amavi it isn’t a bad one. There are one or two you might have to sacrifice to bring in what you want.
“I never thought I would be selling Nathan Baker but all of a sudden it’s rolled into a transfer in the space of a week. It makes sense for everyone.”