Over the past few years, Aston Villa and their owners have been rather busy when it comes to spending money on bringing new players to the Midlands club.
One player that has made the move to Villa Park in recent times is midfielder Morgan Sanson, who joined the side back in the 2021 January transfer window from French club Marseille in a deal worth a reported fee of £16m.
Since then, the 27-year-old has only made 16 appearances for Villa across all competitions as a result of injury and illness issues as well as just not being picked at times, suggesting that his move to the Premier League club has not been a particularly successful one.
Sanson’s previous appearance for Steven Gerrard’s side in their 2-2 draw against Manchester United saw him give the foul away that led to the free-kick that Bruno Fernandes scored his first goal of the game from, as well as then giving the ball away in the second half that led to United’s second goal, showing that he can be a bit of a risk in terms of his decision making at times.
After that, it wasn’t much of a surprise to not only see the Frenchman, who is currently picking up a weekly wage of £59k-per-week according to Salary Sport, not start in Villa’s recent 1-0 win over Everton but also that he didn’t come on at all.
Now that the 2022 January transfer window is nearly over, Villa have been linked with a move for yet another Marseille midfielder that could arguably push Sanson out of the door at Villa Park – Boubacar Kamara.
At 22-years-old, Kamara has been described as a player that “can do everything with the ball” by youth coach Jacques Abardonado, which is a clue as to what the £22.5m-rated maestro could offer Gerrard’s side as a young player with lots of time and possible development ahead of him.
Also, with the Marseille figure predominantly playing as a defensive-midfielder throughout his career, he could be a useful asset for Villa, certainly at the moment with Marvelous Nakamba out injured.
In terms of Sanson, if Villa are keen on signing Kamara before the January transfer window closes, it could be worth offering Marseille the opportunity to take their former midfielder back if it would make them more likely to allow their current player to leave at the same time.