AVFC heading for disaster over Sanson

Steven Gerrard could be on the brink of a subjective summer transfer disaster.

What’s the word?

As per a report from Birmingham Live, Morgan Sanson faces an uncertain future at Aston Villa after making just 10 appearances under the tenure of Gerrard.

As referenced in the report, a piece by TRTSpor states that Sanson is a priority target for Turkish giants Galatasaray this summer. It is said that the Istanbul-based side will submit an offer to Villa for Sanson in the coming days.

A summer disaster

Back when Sanson made the switch from Ligue 1 to the Premier League via a £16m move from Marseille, he was extremely highly rated, having signed a five-year contract at Villa Park.

Though his time in England has not at all gone to plan, and he has since gone from playing Champions League football with Marseille to sitting on the bench for a mid-table Premier League side.

Should Gerrard sell Sanson?

Yes!

Yes!

No!

No!

Back when former Villa boss Dean Smith signed the midfielder, he said:

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

However, despite being rated by Smith, the Frenchman made just 10 appearances under his tutelage.

His spell has not gone to plan at Villa thus far, but there is surely something left in a 27-year-old who is now entering the so-called prime years of his career.

His best season in Ligue 1 came in the 16/17 season in which he bagged four goals and 14 assists in what was a split campaign between Montpellier and Marseille as a central midfielder. And the four campaigns that followed were very solid too.

It remains a mystery as to why Sanson cannot achieve regular minutes at Villa, despite once being a Champions League starter, so if Gerrard is to allow the 27-year-old who Smith once named a “technician” to leave without being given a consistent run of games, it will surely leave a bitter-sweet taste in the mouths of the Villa faithful – and it could well go down as a transfer disaster.

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