Villa blast Sevilla’s ‘integrity’

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has blasted Sevilla’s lack of ‘credibility and integrity’ after cancelling their transfer of full back Jordan Amavi.

The Andalucians abandoned the move – after announcing the agreement of a five-year contract in a €10m deal – after the French defender reportedly failed a medical in Seville.

"JA's medical report was good," Xia wrote on his twitter account.

"Someone hi-level [at Sevilla] didn't agree with the transfer and found a reason of injury history which is really unfair to JA.

"Very low. I have to say, from a businessman's viewpoint. Credibility and integrity is something very basic."

Sevilla president Jose Castro said on Monday: "The only thing I can say is that this transfer is not going to be made because it is not possible."

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