The two high-priced additions to Aston Villa from January 2021, Bertrand Traoré and Morgan Sanson are scheduled to depart Aston Villa. One of them has actually already departed.
Both players have shown interest in being loaned out to Turkish teams, and Traoré is currently already on the roster of İstanbul Başakşehir F.K, after officially joining them in late August. The winger, who cost £17 million to sign for Villa, is no longer in favour under Steven Gerrard and was aware that he had to leave in order to find playing time. Now the Burkinabé footballer is a hope of the fourth-placed club in the last Süper Lig (Turkish Championship) in the ongoing season but also in the UEFA Europa Conference League in which İBFK will fight for the top spot in the group with Italy’s ACF Fiorentina, making a debut in the competition in 2022-23 this Thursday against Heart of Midlothian F.C., and having odds at topcasinoexpert.com/paymentsystems/idebit/’s sportsbooks in their favour.
Sanson has always had the bigger potential to squeeze in the 20-man Villa squad
The situation with Sanson has always been a little more complicated because Gerrard maintains that the player has worked well and is fighting for a position in his team. According to reports, Villa have not yet given up on the £14 million Frenchman playing again sometime in the future. Sanson, like Traoré wanted, wants to play frequently, hence he is looking for a short-term move.
This season, neither player has been selected for Villa’s 20-man Premier League squad, with young Tim Iroegbunam traveling as the 21st man (before his loan move to QPR) in event of any pregame hiccups.
28-year-old Sanson, who was contracted before he came into the team, has been extremely professional, cool, and has been working well, but he is also dissatisfied with his lack of playing time, according to Gerrard. The former Olympique de Marseille player is open to a return to France, while Galatasaray S.K. and Beşiktaş J.K. have each expressed interest. Various options have also been considered. All that before RCD Espanyol came into play…
Registration problems stall Sanson’s move to Catalonia
According to the Belgian sports insider Sacha Tavolieri, Morgan Sanson is now definitely interested in being loaned to Turkish club Galatasaray. Since moving to Villa Park from Marseille in January 2021, the French midfielder has only made 19 Premier League games. He only made 10 league appearances in the previous season. Obviously, he has had difficulty getting playing time even though he was supposed to play a key role in Aston Villa’s midfield after signing for a reputed sum.
In the meantime, during the summer transfer window, which is still open in numerous leagues other than Premier League, Sanson was on the verge of moving to Catalan club Espanyol, but a registration issue prevented it from happening. The erstwhile France U21 international, nevertheless, still has a chance to leave the Birmingham side.
While the Turkish transfer market is still open, Galatasaray is keen on loaning the player. Sanson has fallen further down the Aston Villa hierarchy since the additions of his fellow countryman Boubacar Kamara (22) and Leander Dendoncker (27), so if he stays with the team for the remainder of the season, his playing time will probably be restricted.