Villa sign Sanson from Marseille for £14m

Tuesday26 January 2021 | 20:01
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The Frenchman has penned a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League club.

Aston Villa

have announced they have signed French midfielder

Morgan Sanson



in a deal worth a reported £14 million on Tuesday.

Sanson joined Marseille in 2017 and scored 25 goals in 154 appearances for the club, featuring in the 2018 Europa League final against Atletico Madrid.

“I’m really happy to be here. I’m very proud to join the Aston Villa family, and in the future I hope we can do great things together,"

Sanson told his new club's website upon completing his move.

“It’s a magical club, a big club in England. When Aston Villa called me, I didn’t have to think about it for a long time – it was the best opportunity for me and my career.”

He added

: “It was a dream for me to join the Premier League since I was a little boy. I’ve seen the games and I like the intensity in the Premier League. For me, it was a dream and I’m very proud to join the Premier League with Aston Villa.”

“Morgan has performed consistently at the highest level in French football for a number of seasons as well as in this season’s Champions League, and is a player with the quality and experience to play in any midfield position,"

said Villa boss Dean Smith


"He will add real competition for starting places and gives us more squad depth which is vital to competing successfully in the Premier League.”

source: SportMob