Villa yet to agree Makoun terms

Cameroon ace's wages are stumbling block behind deal

By Patrick Haond   Last updated: 14th January 2011   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Villa yet to agree Makoun terms

Makoun: Yet to agree personal terms

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Aston Villa will complete the signing of Lyon midfielder Jean II Makoun once personal terms with the Cameroon international can be agreed.

The Premier League side have finalised a €6million (£5m) fee with the Ligue 1 outfit with €3million (£2.5m) in add-ons.

However, Villa are yet to agree personal terms with the 27-year-old, the same reason they reportedly failed to land Le Havre starlet Gueida Fofana.

Lyon coach Claude Puel believes Makoun has been a crucial member of the team of late, but accepts that finances have the final impact on their decision.

Importance

"We know what Jean II's brought us recently, he's an important member of the team," Puel told L'Equipe.

"But there are financial factors a club has to consider. I'm considering them.

"Replacement? No, our winter transfer market will be our players returning to top form. We have a quality group."