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Marseille admit Sanson will depart and join Aston Villa

Sunday24 January 2021 | 13:51
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The 26-year-old did not feature for Marseille in their Saturday’s loss to Monaco and the coach revealed that the midfielder is heading to the Premier League.

Marseille

manager

Andre Villas-Boas

pronounced that

Morgan Sanson

will depart and move to

Aston Villa

. The Phocaeans have sold the midfielder for €18 million (£16m/$22m) plus bonuses to Aston Villa, and the contract will be signed after Sanson takes a medical.

The French footballer, who moved to Marseille in 2017, was not played in the 3-1 defeat against

Monaco

on Saturday since he is going to leave the club.

"

Sanson was not in the right mind to play, since the club decided to let him go,

" he said. "

I asked Morgan this morning if he had the mind to play, because the offer was on the table. Sadly he said: 'Mister, honestly this is hard and difficult for me'.

"I told him that I would leave him out of the game. Then he left the squad and the club allowed him to leave for Villa."

Marseille have extended their consecutive beaten matches to four now and are set to face

Rennes

next week.

"

There is no crisis because with the state of mind of the players we were good, they gave everything and were focused,

" Villas-Boas said. "

Unfortunately, it turned out badly. Every time we suffer a lot and lose confidence, but I think we will be okay because the attitude is still there, the group is solid and wants to win."

Marseille signed a loan deal with Napoli’s

Arkadiusz Milik

and the Poland international climbed off the bench in the game against Monaco. Since the Polish striker did not make an appearance for Napoli this season, his new coach knows it will take time for him to return to his form.

"

We don't want to take any risks because of his lack of rhythm, but we will have a week of work to prepare Rennes,

" he said. "

I think we can get him in physical condition to have a little more playing time. That's the goal, to give him more and more playing time until he is 100 per cent."


source: SportMob