Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Morgan Sanson from Marseille for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
The 26-year-old midfielder has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Villa Park.
Sanson played for Le Mans and Montpellier before joining Marseille in January 2017 and has gone on to impress for the French giants, helping them to a runners up finish in Ligue 1 last season and to reach the Europa League final in 2018.
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Dean Smith 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.”