Aston Villa defender Aly Cissokho says he is delighted to have returned to help try and keep the club in the Premier League.
The left-back was sent out on loan to Porto for the season last summer, but boss Remi Garde recalled him after losing Jordan Amavi to injury
“My agent contacted me to say Villa had been in touch and Rémi Garde wanted me to come back,” he told Villa’s official website.
“It took me less than a second to say yes. I was with the gaffer for four years at Lyon – and he was my manager for one season.
“I’m very happy to be back at Villa – very happy to be back in the Premier League – and very happy to be playing again.”