Aston Villa sign France full-back Jordan Amavi from Nice

Jordan Amavi
Villa boss Tim Sherwood says Jordan Amavi has been courted by many other clubs

Aston Villa have signed France under-21 international defender Jordan Amavi on a five-year deal.

The 21-year-old full-back joins Tim Sherwood's side from Nice for an undisclosed fee.

Villa have seen midfielder Fabian Delph join Manchester City for £8m, while Liverpool are in pursuit of £32.5m-rated Villa striker Christian Benteke.

But Sherwood said: "Jordan has been one of the outstanding players in Ligue 1 and can become even better."

The Villa boss told the club website:external-link "There were a lot of clubs after him this summer so we are really pleased to welcome him."