Yacouba Sylla is ready to leave Aston Villa.

The midfielder claims he is "no longer the same man" after failing to make an impression this season.

He told the Express & Star: "There are a lot of teams I could contribute to. I think I will leave on loan at the end of the season. I could already have done so in December but the gaffer told me that he was counting on me.

"What I want, is to come back to France, on loan for one year to a good club, a team with a good project.

"My agent Moussa Sissoko is working for that and there are interested clubs.

"Again, the most important thing for me is to play. I am no longer the same man, not the same player. I cannot wait to change all that again."

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