Aston Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson is reportedly wanted by Galatasaray and is ‘attracted’ by a move away from Villa Park.
The Lowdown: Turkish window still open
The English window slammed shut last Thursday, with Villa completing a late move for Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker, prior to drawing 1-1 at home to Manchester City.
However, there is still a technicality for Premier League clubs to do business with other countries whose windows are open, such as Turkey, where the transfer period ends on Thursday evening.
It looks as though Villa could be one of those affected, following a key update. Although I have to say, I am not sure this will make much of an impact on the betting for Aston Villa right now, but you can check unibet to be sure of the best odds. With their new manager seemingly making a poor start for the Lions, I would imagine more eyes will be on the relegation odds, than the top six odds for the season.
The Latest: Sanson wanted by Galatasaray
Taking to Twitter, journalist Sacha Tavolieri claimed that Galatasaray want to sign Sanson on loan and the player is ‘attracted’ to the move:
#AstonVilla’s midfielder Morgan #Sanson attracted by the sirens of Turkey! Despite his last minute aborted deal with #Espanyol (TMS issue), the ex-#OM player could find his happiness at #GalatasaraySK, interested by him on loan! Wait and see.”
The Verdict: Good move for all parties
Sanson has found himself generally out of favour under Steven Gerrard, with the 28-year-old not appearing at all in the league so far this season. In fact, since his move from Marseille on 26 January 2021, the Frenchman has only made 19 starts for the Birmingham club, seeing his career stall in the process. A move could well suit both parties, as Aston Villa look to reduce their wages on players who aren’t even playing a bit part in their push towards trying to compete, once again, in the top half of the Premier League. Billionaire owners or not, no club wants to waste a wage on a player that their manager doesn’t seem to want.
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For that reason, a move away from Villa makes complete sense, especially after the arrival of Dendoncker, allowing the midfielder more regular minutes and potentially seeing Galatasaray pay some of his wages too, which is a boost for Johan Lange and NSWE.
Sanson has been hailed as a ‘great technician’ by Dean Smith and could thrive in Turkey, but Gerrard will likely be happy to see him move on, so this makes perfect sense for all concerned.
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