Aston Villa finalizes £ 15.5million transfer to Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson


Aston Villa finalize £ 15.5million move for Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson with a medical due next week after raising their previous offer deemed ‘pathetic’ by boss Andre Villas-Boas

  • Aston Villa set to complete £ 15.5million transfer to Morgan Sanson from Marseille
  • The French midfielder, 26, is due in Birmingham next week ahead of his move
  • He is expected to sign a four-year contract and will strengthen Villa’s impressive midfielder
  • The Midland outfit increased its offer after the previous one was deemed ‘pathetic’

Aston Villa finalizes the transfer of Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson after restructuring its offer.

Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas called their opening offer “ pathetic ” earlier this week but, with the French club hungry for funds, Villa has always been able to negotiate a total amount of around £ 15.5million for Sanson.

The 26-year-old was valued at £ 22million by Marseille, who had just brought in striker Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, but Villa are said to have offered £ 14million with an additional £ 1.5million.

Aston Villa finalize £ 15.5million transfer to Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson

Sanson was excluded from the Marseille squad to face Monaco on Saturday night and is due to travel to Birmingham this week once his visa is granted. He is expected to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract after his medical exam and will strengthen an impressive midfielder at Villa Park.

Villa allowed Conor Hourinhane to join Swansea on loan until the end of the season as they seek to secure the deal for Sanson.

Sanson’s impressive form for the Ligue 1 squad has sparked interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Tottenham, Arsenal and West Ham.

Villa increased its opening bid by around £ 14million after being called 'pathetic' by Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas

The midfielder owes Birmingham for a medical next week and will sign a four-year contract

Villa were the first club to make an official approach, but their opening offer was met with derision.

“We had a very, very small offer from Aston Villa which we turned down. It was pathetic, ” Villas-Boas told French television channel Telefoot Chaine after Marseille’s 1-0 defeat to Lens on Wednesday.

“ I hope he (Sanson) will continue to stay professional. ”

Andre Villas-Boas called Morgan Sanson's Aston Villa offer 'pathetic'

Andre Villas-Boas called Aston Villa’s previous offer for his midfielder ‘pathetic’

The report says Marseille have now sanctioned the move after Villa’s supply increased, and Villas-Boas are now looking for a replacement.

The midfielder played a key role in the 2019-2020 campaign as Marseille finished second in Ligue 1, scoring five goals and providing five assists.


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