Aston Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson is still not 100% fit, according to The Athletic‘s Gregg Evans.
The January 2021 signing has yet to play a minute of Premier League football so far this season, with his only first team action coming in the Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea.
The Frenchman has featured in Steven Gerrard’s first two matchday squads after he held talks with the new manager, who told the frustrated 27-year-old that he would be included as a means of boosting his morale. The player is apparently feeling ‘happier’ now that a ‘pathway into the team’ has emerged.
Sanson yet to truly make his mark at Villa
Villa paid £14.2m – the 11th biggest outlay in the club’s history – to sign Sanson in last season’s January transfer window, but he has been limited to just nine league appearances so far, totalling a mere 291 minutes, as his first year in the Midlands has been blighted by injuries.
Fan feed Villa Report relayed Evans’ update, and here’s what some supporters made of it.
These Villa fans run out of patience with Sanson
“Marseille were happy for him to go at half the supposed market value. The whole transfer didn’t sit right with me, they knew a lot more than they were letting on. Probably knowing what our medical staff are like”
“Pathway to the airport to get him back to France. He’s not cut out for this league I’m afraid”
“So he didn’t fall out with Deano after all then. Sell him in Jan or something. He’s the modern day Ivo Stas!”
“Just get someone who can stay fit for 5 minutes”
“Longest pathway ever. It’s like the Inca trail.”
“Perhaps one of the worst signings in recent history”
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