Aston Villa fans react as Jordan Amavi receives France call-up

The French Football Federation confirmed on Wednesday that Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi had been called up to the France squad to replace the injured Layvin Kurzawa for the nation’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers, and Villa fans were quick to have their say on the news.

The 23-year-old joined Marseille on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent move during the summer transfer window having failed to make an impression during his time at Villa Park, but his early form for the Ligue 1 giants has resulted in him getting a chance for his country.

The left-back made 34 appearances for Steve Bruce’s side in the Championship last term, but he struggled to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI.

Aston Villa supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the news, and while some said he was always “destined for better things”, others described it as ‘the most sickening thing they’ve seen’.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…