Aston Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson was ‘very close’ to leaving the club at the end of the summer transfer window, according to a new report that has emerged.
The Lowdown: Sanson out of favour at Villa
Sanson was strongly linked with a move away from Villa during the summer, with his sizeable £14.22million transfer fee appearing to be a waste of money. He ended up remaining at Villa Park, however, in what wasn’t an ideal scenario for all parties.
The Latest: Exit claim emerges
A ‘suitable solution’ reportedly emerged for him, with a loan move to Espanyol on the cards, but the move ended up falling through late in the day.
The Verdict: Matter of time?
It makes complete sense for Villa to sell Sanson at the next opportunity in January, allowing them to get the 28-year-old off their wage bill once and for all.
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Not only that but it would also mean regular minutes elsewhere for the player himself, rather than playing no part every week and no doubt growing increasingly unhappy.
A January move has to happen – preferably a permanent one – and Sanson will more than likely be looked back on as a signing that simply didn’t work out, despite Dean Smith calling him a ‘great technician’ when he arrived.
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