Morgan Sanson’s Aston Villa nightmare could soon be over with Turkish giants Besiktas in talks to sign Steven Gerrard’s Premier League misfit, as reported by Takvim. Turkey’s Super Lig has become something of a regular landing spot for English-based talent in need of a fresh start in recent seasons. And just a couple of weeks after Trezeguet left Villa for Trabzonspor, Sanson could also be following in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil, Wout Weghorst Alex Runarsson and co.

According to reports, Sanson emerged as target for 2021 champions Besiktas after veteran midfielder Josef de Souza was struck down with injury and a deal for German international Nadiem Amiri fell by the wayside.  The Istanbul-based outfit want to sign Sanson on loan, with an option-to-buy. Coach Valerien Ismael, meanwhile, has allegedly held talks with his fellow Frenchman over the phone.Developments are expected imminently. Potentially as soon as this week. Continue reading