Veretout playing for France U19 in 2012
|Full name||Jordan Marcel Gilbert Veretout|
|Date of birth||1 March 1993|
|Place of birth||Ancenis, France|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) |
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:14, 20 March 2016 (UTC).
Jordan Marcel Gilbert Veretout (born 1 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Aston Villa. He is a former France youth international, having represented his nation regularly at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 level. In 2013, he won the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Veretout made his professional debut for French club Nantes on 13 May 2011 in a league match against Sedan. He made his first start the following season in the team's opening match of the campaign; a 1–0 extra time win over Reims in the Coupe de la Ligue. Veretout made 146 appearances for Nantes over five years.
On 31 July 2015, Veretout joined Birmingham-based Premier League club Aston Villa on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £2 million. Manager Tim Sherwood praised the player, saying, "I know Veretout is very highly rated over in France." Veretout made his first official appearance for Aston Villa in a 1–0 victory against A.F.C. Bournemouth on 8 August 2015.
Veretout is a former France youth international, having represented his country from under-18 through to under-21 level. Veretout won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he was highly praised for his performances in a midfield-three that also included Geoffrey Kondogbia and Paul Pogba. Veretout scored a penalty in the final, as France won the tournament through a shoot-out.
- As of match played 20 March 2016.
- France U-20
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