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Veretout: Yes, I did it! I chose Aston Villa over Leicester

St Etienne midfielder Jordan Veretout admits he chose Aston Villa over Leicester City last summer.

Veretout left relegated Villa last month to join St Etienne.

He told But Football Club: "If I had the choice between Aston Villa and Leicester? Yes, but initially there was Aston Villa. I received an offer and I went to Birmingham to meet with the leaders.

'When Leicester knew about it, coach Claudio Ranieri called me and said, "Well, Jordan, I know you. I saw you at work when I was coaching Monaco and I'd like you to join us in Leicester'.

"It's just life ... I experienced the Premier League with Villa, and although it did not go well personally, I played my season with 29 matches. Of course I would have preferred to be first rather than last, but it's like that ...

"Who would have thought last summer that Leicester would have such a season?"

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