Aston Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson is ‘free to leave’ the club in the January transfer window, according to reliable journalist Ashley Preece.
The Lowdown: Sanson in Disgrace
The 28-year-old has found himself out of Steven Gerrard’s plans so far this season, with other midfielders such as Douglas Luiz and John McGinn favored over him.
In fact, not a single minute of Premier League action has been seen by Sanson in 2022/23 so far, which has raised doubts over his future at Villa Park.
Now, a new update further suggests that the Frenchman could be heading to new pastures soon.
The Latest: Preece Talks Exit
Talk to Give me sportsPreece claimed that Sanson was free to find a new club in January, with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2025:
“I think he hasn’t impressed enough since he really joined. He’s in the team at the moment and will be until the January window reopens.
“I think Villa will also be looking for a Sanson replacement as they need depth in that area. I think Sanson will be free to go.
The verdict: perfectly logical
In truth, Sanson hasn’t lived up to expectations in a Villa shirt since arriving from Marseille last year, making just 20 appearances and registering no goals or assists.
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He was hailed as a “great technician” by former manager Dean Smith, but there was not enough influence and drive in his performances.
A permanent move away from Villa in January would be ideal for all parties, freeing Sanson from the wage bill and allowing him to play regularly elsewhere.