Tim Sherwood backs Jordan Veretout to make a difference at Aston Villa

Aston Villa`s new signing Jordan Veretout is not yet the finished article but the French midfielder can offer the Premier League club "something different", manager Tim Sherwood said on Tuesday.

Reuters| Updated: Aug 05, 2015, 09:31 AM IST
Tim Sherwood backs Jordan Veretout to make a difference at Aston Villa

London: Aston Villa`s new signing Jordan Veretout is not yet the finished article but the French midfielder can offer the Premier League club "something different", manager Tim Sherwood said on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old recently joined Villa from Ligue 1 club Nantes on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee reported in British media to be around seven million pounds ($10.9 million).

"Jordan gives us something different to the other guys," Sherwood was quoted as saying on the club`s website (www.avfc.co.uk).

"He`s played a lot of football for someone so young. He`s played a lot of football at a tender age at a good level. We`re really excited about bringing him in.

"He`s going to take time to settle like everyone else but he`s going to be at a good place. He`s not the finished article but he`s willing to develop."

Villa travel to Bournemouth on Saturday for their Premier League opener before they host Manchester United the following week.