Morgan Sanson Sits Out Game as Bid Agreed
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After Aston Villa had their initial offers rejected for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson, offers that Marseille manager André Villas-Boas dismissed as “pathetic”, it’s been reported that the two clubs have now agreed a fee of £14m, potentially rising to £15.5m with add ons.
The fee stands as double of what Villa’s early low-ball offer was reported to be.
Sanson did not take part in Marseille’s match against Monaco tonight – to ensure he doesn’t put his imminent medical with Aston Villa at risk, which is expected to take place next week, once his visa is sorted.
Sanson, 26, joined Marseille from Montpellier in January 2017 and has gone on to make 120 appearances for the Ligue 1 club and has been notable for his assists tally whilst there.
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Considering reported interest from the likes of Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace in previous transfer windows, with earlier bids of up to €25m rejected, Sanson’s signing could represent good value for Villa.
Whilst negotiations have been tough with the French club, Villa will still view this as a good piece of business in terms of strengthening their attacking-midfield options, especially long-term, considering Ross Barkley is only on a season-long loan.