Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of Morgan Sanson from Marseille on a four and a half year contract.
The midfielder has made 157 appearances for Les Olympiens over the past four seasons, recording 25 goals and 22 assists.
Speaking to the club’s website, he said he hoped his stay at Villa Park would be successful.
“I am really happy to be here. I am very proud to join the Aston Villa family, and in the future I hope we can do great things together. It’s a magical club, a big club in England. When Aston Villa called me I didn’t have to think about it for long – it was the best opportunity for me and my career, ”he began.
“I spoke with the coach and he is an excellent coach who is appreciated by the supporters. He plays good football and the team plays well, and I like the players who play for this team.
“I am very excited to play with my new teammates. I have watched the team very intensely since we spoke with the club.
“I love the team; i love the spirit – i am a warrior and i love that all the players run for the team and run for the club. I enjoy watching Villa because it’s good football. I hope for the best for the club. . I think we have a very good team. “
Villa boss Dean Smith also revealed his joy at the move, saying: “Morgan has consistently played at the top level of French football for a number of seasons as well as in the Champions League this season, and is a player with the quality and experience to play in any midfield position.
“It will add real competition for the starting places and give us more team depth, which is essential to compete successfully in the Premier League.”