Aston Villa have loaned midfielder Jean Makoun to Greek Super League club Olympiakos.

The 28-year old Cameroon international will spend the 2011/12 season with the Athens outfit after failing to tie down a regular first team spot at Villa Park.

Makoun joined Villa from Lyon in January but started just seven times in the Premier League and is deemed surplus to requirements by Alex McLeish.

The former Lille star will be available for Olympiakos' Champions League campaign as they take on Arsenal, Marseille and Borussia Dortmund in Group F.

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