Aston Villa sign France U21 left-back Jordan Amavi from Nice
Last Updated: 18/07/15 6:07pm
Aston Villa have completed the signing of France U21 left-back Jordan Amavi from Ligue 1 side Nice.
The 21-year-old, who scored three goals in 54 league appearances for Nice, has signed a five-year deal at Villa Park after moving for an undisclosed fee.
Villa manager Tim Sherwood told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to have secured the services of someone we consider to be a terrific young player.
"Jordan has been one of the outstanding players in Ligue 1 and is still very young and can become even better.
"There were a lot of clubs after him this summer so we are really pleased to welcome him to the club."
Amavi has represented his country at U18, U20 and U21 level.
There were a lot of clubs after him [Amavi] this summer so we are really pleased to welcome him to the club.
Tim Sherwood, Aston Villa manager
In an earlier statement on their official website, Nice said: "An agreement was reached on Saturday for the transfer of Jordan Amavi to Aston Villa (Premier League).
"Jordan Amavi has not participated in the trip in Belgium on Friday to compete in the second friendly match of Aiglons.
"While his team-mates were on the road to Waregem, the young left-back (21) took the direction of England.
"And an agreement was made on Saturday afternoon with Aston Villa for the transfer."
Amavi will join up with his new team-mates for the first time on Monday.