A Ligue 1 club wants to repatriate Morgan Sanson


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Forever the first. On January 17, 2017, Morgan Sanson became the very first recruit of the Frank McCourt era at Olympique de Marseille. A pride for the environment arrived from Montpellier. Four years and 157 matches later (25 goals), the native of Saint-Doulchard left Marseille. Direction Aston Villa to conquer the Premier League. Bought for 15.8 M€ by the English, the French arrived with ambitions and dreams in his head.

Unfortunately, not everything went as planned. During his first season, he only played 9 games (3 starts) before suffering a serious knee injury. Absent for 158 days, Sanson missed the end of the 2020-21 season as well as the summer preparation for the following exercise. After more than five months of recovering physically, the Frenchy returned to the field on September 22 against Chelsea (41 minutes played).

362 minutes played this season

But he quickly returned to the infirmary, he who was hit in the hamstrings (muscle injury) against the Blues. A new blow for the 27-year-old midfielder who finally made his big comeback on December 1 against Manchester City (14 minutes) before going on to face Leicester and Liverpool. Absent a few meetings at the end of December, he then found the group of Steven Gerrard. A coach reached out to him at the end of 2021.

“I sat down with Morgan, face to face, and told him to level up from a physical and mental standpoint so that he is ready because there will be opportunities for him. We certainly know its quality. We know he can help us. ». Despite this, the former Reds player almost doesn’t use Sanson. This season, he has appeared 9 times and only 3 times as a starter (0 goals and assists, 362 minutes played). A situation that begins to become burdensome for the player.

Nantes thinks of him

According to our information, Morgan Sanson does not rule out leaving Aston Villa this summer, he who has only played 19 matches since his arrival in January 2021 (6 starts in all). Sources close to the English club even assure us that the midfielder under contract until 2025 wants to leave. Still according to our information, FC Nantes checked the name of Morgan Sanson. His profile is very popular with the Canaries, where Antoine Kombouaré has made him a priority.

It remains to be seen what Aston Villa intend to do with the player. But a priori, the door could well open, for a loan or more, since the English club absolutely wants to recruit a midfielder during the next transfer window. Nantes therefore and certainly other Ligue 1 clubs risk rushing into the breach to relaunch an experienced player after his spells in Montpellier and Marseille. To be continued…


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