Aston Villa to Open Talks With Marseille Over Deal for Morgan Sanson

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Aston Villa are set to open talks with Marseille over a deal for midfielder Morgan Sanson according to Fabrizio Romano via Telefoot’s Julien Maynard.

The talented French central midfielder is interesting Dean Smith as he looks to strengthen Aston Villa’s European push. Villa have been tracking the midfielder for some time.

Marseille are reportedly open to selling this month with the club needing to generate funds during this transfer window.

Aston Villa to Open Talks With Marseille Over Deal for Sanson

Sanson: One of the Best Midfielders in Ligue 1

The talented midfielder has spent his entire career in France- starting his career at Montpellier. He established himself as a key player in their side before moving to Marseille in 2016.

Sanson had been a fixture in the side since moving from Montpellier. However, he has played just ten times in Ligue 1 this season. He has managed two goals and three assists this campaign. Sanson brings plenty of experience and at 26, he is slowly reaching the peak of his powers.

Dean Smith has stressed throughout this window Villa will only do business if the deal is right. It appears they are set to pursue a move for the Frenchman. He will certainly bring quality to an already exciting Villa midfield.

Sanson is an energetic box to box midfielder who works hard and possess real quality on the ball. His passing range is excellent and he certainly knows how to take a set-piece.

From the outset, it seems an exciting signing for Aston Villa should they agree a deal. He would compete with the likes of John McGinn and Ross Barkley for a place in Villa’s midfield three. Sanson is certainly another excellent option for Dean Smith and his side who have shown real intent from this season.

With Marseille open to selling, this could be the best time to snap up some of their talents. Sanson certainly is one of their best players and a move to the West Midlands to join a side on the up seems an exciting option.

Potential Arrival of Sanson Could Spark Departures at Aston Villa

With Villa reportedly set to pursue a move for the Marseille midfielder, Villa will likely allow players to leave Villa Park.

Henri Lansbury is already surplus to requirements. His contract is up at the end of the season and he was left out of Villa’s 25 man squad in October.

He has been training with the U23s and played in their win over West Bromwich Albion’s U23s last night. His future is almost certainly away from Villa Park.

Conor Hourihane could also call time on his terrific five years at Villa Park. Hourihane has struggled for game time and has even fallen behind youngster Jacob Ramsey. The potential arrival of Sanson would further push him out of the picture.

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