Aly Cissokho is set to move to Porto on a season long loan deal. Cissokho was brought in by Lambert last season for £3.5 million from Valencia. Cissokho started as Aston Villa’s first choice left-back, but wasn’t favoured under Sherwood because Cissokho isn’t a very attacking left-back. With the arrival of Jordan Amavi and Sherwood liking Bennett both Cissokho and Richardson don’t have a future at Aston Villa. Luna has already left for Eibar on a free transfer.
The 27-year old has reportedly flown into Portugal and is set to finalise a season loan deal with Porto. Cissokho played for Porto in the 2009 season before moving to Lyon for a €15 million the following season. The deal reportedly includes a permanent transfer clause which can be activated at the end of the 2015/16 season.
I did think that when Cissokho joined Aston Villa that he’d be our solution for at least two seasons, unfortunately it wasn’t the case. Cissokho was obviously not our worst left-back at the club for the past few years, some say that he was one of our more solid left-backs throughout the years. But with the addition of Amavi, it seems as though there is no place for Cissokho and he is clearly not rated by Sherwood. I’d feel as though Cissokho would be the perfect back up to Amavi.