'Serious question marks' over Morgan Sanson's Aston Villa future

Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes there will be “serious question marks” over the future of Morgan Sanson if Aston Villa sign a midfielder in the summer.

The 27-year-old has not been one of the first names on Villa’s team sheet this season, so you would expect the arrival of a new midfielder to push him even further down the pecking order at Villa Park.

How is Sanson’s season going?

Not great. The Frenchman has started just two league games this season and has not featured in any of Villa’s last three matches, including their most recent outing against Newcastle United.

Sanson has, of course, had his injury problems in the current campaign. However, when fit, manager Steven Gerrard has still gone with the likes of John McGinn and Douglas Luiz, like in the 1-0 defeat versus Eddie Howe’s side.

And it was also a similar theme last term after the former France U21 international made jus three starts under Dean Smith following his £16m move from Marseille. His season came to a premature end due to injury, making it a real frustrating start to life as a Villa player.

What has O’Rourke said about Sanson?

Given that he is already finding starts hard to come by, O’Rourke thinks there will be serious doubts about Sanson’s future if Villa sign a new man for the engine room in the summer.

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Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the transfer insider said: “It’s going to be an interesting summer ahead for Sanson if he’s not able to break into the team between now and the end of the season.

“There will be serious question marks over his long-term future if Villa do bring in another midfielder, which I would fully expect them to do.”

Will Villa land a new midfielder in the summer?

It looks like that is the plan. They were eager to sign one last month, with Gerrard confirming that they had a bid rejected for Brighton’s Yves Bissouma.

“It was well documented that we put in a bid for Bissouma at Brighton which was turned away, and we respected and appreciated that,” the Villa boss told The Telegraph and other outlets.

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As well as Bissouma, the Villans also targeted Rodrigo Bentancur before his move to Tottenham. According to Sky Sports, they were in talks with Juventus to sign him, so midfield certainly looks to be a priority for Gerrard. It means Sanson really could be in trouble come the summer.

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