Aston Villa owner sparks debate over Veretout future

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has sparked a debate among fans regarding the future of Jordan Veretout.

The 24-year-old was shipped out on loan to St Etienne at the start of the campaign after he failed to impress in his first season at Villa Park.

While at the Ligue 1 club, the midfielder has made 26 top-flight appearances, scoring two goals and registering three assists.

On Sunday, Xia suggested on Twitter that Veretout has attracted interest from a handful of clubs and that the player may need convincing to remain at the Championship outfit.

Veretout signed for the Villans from Nantes in 2015 for a fee believed to be in the region of £7m.

He went on to make 25 appearances in the Premier League and nabbed five assists but failed to find the back of the net once.

With the summer transfer window just around the corner, Xia’s tweet has encouraged fans to give their thoughts.

Some believe that Veretout should be welcomed back, while others are ready to cut ties.


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