Villa send Makoun out on loan
Aston Villa have announced that midfielder Jean II Makoun has joined Olympiakos on a season-long loan, subject to FIFA approval.
Makoun, 28, signed for Villa from Lyon in January for a fee of £6 million but failed to make an impact at the Midlands club, recording just seven league starts to date. The Cameroon international has now been moved on to Greek side Olympiakos on a temporary basis.
Alex McLeish's Villa are seventh in the Premier League table after winning one and drawing two of their opening three matches.