Foot – Mercato – OM
Posted on Oct 10, 2020 at 10:15 pm by TM
Jordan Amavi, who joined OM in the summer of 2017, could have joined the club in Marseille long before that. However, before the rapprochement of the Phocaeans, the French side had preferred to reject this proposal.
Jordan Amavi was trained at OGC Nice and then went to the Aston Villa in England. However, the French side quickly returned to France. In the summer of 2017, the 26-year-old was loaned to OM for the first time before his transfer became final. After a complicated start on the Canebière, the native of Toulon completely transformed after the arrival of André Villas-Boas. Hence a great story is being written as Jordan Amavi could soon sign a new contract with OM. But all of this could have started well before 2017 if the main interested had not decided to fail the Phoceans.
“Things would have been different”
Jordan Amavi pursued his career for the OM media, considering failing the Phocéens at Aston Villa. André Villas-Boas’s protégé then explained on this subject: “While OM is presenting himself, coach Steve Bruce tells me that he needs me and that he is counting on me. But that didn’t make me stay. Even without that, I would have stayed because I needed time to play. There are 46 league games in the championship, I knew I would play after a while. I couldn’t get to a club like OM that wants to play all competitions to the fullest when I came back after 9 months of injury and wasn’t 100%. In any case, I would have stayed at the Aston Villa. It was a personal choice and in my head I knew I was going to play. I needed playing time … In the worst case scenario, I would have stayed in the villa to restore my level and place. And one thing led to another, I might have gone to a different club. It was a personal choice that had nothing to do with the coach’s decisions. I did well because I played a lot of games. If I had come to OM back then, it would have been different. I would have had more problems and things would have been different with the competition, the environment, the expectations of the club and the fans because I wasn’t at the top. While today I can meet expectations because I am 100% ”.