Marseille star Morgan Sanson in talks with Aston Villa after being linked with West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal… but he still takes to the field for Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash with Nimes
Aston Villa have opened talks with Marseille over a deal for midfielder Morgan Sanson.
The French club are open to selling the 26-year-old to raise funds. Villa asked about Sanson last year and could strike a bargain for the £20m-rated former France U21 international with his contract due to run out in 2022.
Sanson has been a key figure under Andre Villas-Boas, and helped them to a second place finish in Ligue 1 last season.
Morgan Sanson has been linked with a move to a number of Premier League clubs this January
However, Marseille are struggling for the same form in the current campaign, and Sanson has been out of action with a muscle injury since mid-December. However he finally made his return to action this weekend in a defeat to Nimes.
A number of clubs announced their interest over the summer, but a move never materialised.
West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham, Fulham, Burnley, and Wolves have all been linked in the past
He was linked with West Ham for a long time, but Arsenal, Tottenham, Fulham, Burnley, and Wolves have all considered the former France U21 international in the past as well.
Many clubs have been feeling the financial strain, and at the same time Marseille have had Financial Fair Play troubles to deal with, so may be looking to restructure the squad.
Burnley made an initial move in the last transfer window, but they deemed the valuation to be too high and Sanson was not said to be overly keen on the move.
Sanson has been a key part of Andre Villas-Boas’ side, but has missed playing time this season