The proposed PS25m move for Watford forward Ismail a Sarr has fallen through, but Bertrand Traore completes a season-long loan move to Istanbul Basaksehir. Marvelous Nkamba and Morgan Sanson also join the Turkish club on loan. Aston Villa had been monitoring Sarr’s development for a while.
Aston Villa’s proposed PS25m-plus move for Watford forward Ismaila Sarr falls through
Aston Villa have confirmed that a proposed PS25m-plus move for Wating forward Ismaila Sarr has fallen through. The Nigerian international is available on loan at the Championship side and is capable of playing as either a right or left winger. He has scored 25 goals in 95 appearances for Watford, with 10 of those goals coming in the Premier League. The striker will remain at the Championship next season, despite the news that he has been on the Villa’s radar this summer.
The deal between Aston Villa and Watford has collapsed following complications involving Sarr’s personal terms. Watford have now decided to offer the 30-year-old a new contract. The deal will now go through on a loan basis, with Kort Hause and Cameron Archer set to move to the Bees.
Bertrand Traore completes season-long loan switch to Istanbul Basaksehir
Bertrand Traore has completed his season-long loan move to Turkey’s Istanbul Basaksehir. The forward has signed a season-long loan deal with the Turkish side from Aston Villa. He began his career with Auxerre and finished his development with Chelsea. He later made his debut with Vitesse in the Eredivisie and also played for Ajax. Ultimately, he signed for Lyon for a fee of $10 million, and is currently in the team’s squad. He also has international experience, representing Burkina Faso in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
The move to Turkey is a good fit for Traore. He has a history of being an excellent footballer and is eager to prove his worth in the Turkish league. With his new club, he will be able to play regularly for a new club and get more experience. The move to Turkey will enable Traore to continue his development.
Marvelous Nakamba joins Istanbul Basaksehir on season-long loan
Wondering if the Togo striker will be sold to the Turkish club? Well, it is a matter of speculation, but a report by AthleticUK has confirmed the move. It is believed that the manager of the Turkish club wants to sell any ‘out of favour’ players before the transfer window closes on July 31. Meanwhile, Algeria international Youcef Belaili is in talks with Turkish club Al Ahly and Esperance over a summer switch. Another former Nigerian youth international, Azubuike Okechukwu, has joined the Turkish Super Lig club Istanbul Basaksehir on a season-long loan.
Aston Villa are also interested in Marvelous Nakamba, having listed him on their transfer list last week. Despite making just three starts in the Premier League, the midfielder has already won admirers from across Europe and has also been linked with a move to Aston Villa. Meanwhile, Trabzonspor are currently second in the Turkish Super Lig and believe that Nakamba would fit their midfield requirements.
Morgan Sanson joins Istanbul Basaksehir on season-long loan
Two of Aston Villa’s fringe players, Bertrand Traore and Morgan Sanson, are closing in on season-long loan deals with Turkey’s most prestigious club. Sanson has been out of action since joining Villa for PS15million in January and has struggled to find game time under Steven Gerrard. He has started only two games this season and has only featured on the bench seven times. It is unclear whether Sanson will stay at Villa or move elsewhere for more match minutes.
Aston Villa president Goksel Gumusdag confirmed the news of Sanson’s season-long loan to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday, confirming that the player had been linked with the move. Marseille are not interested, and the deal was struck after the midfielder had been left out of the squad for Marseille’s game against Monaco. However, the governing body of the Football Association approved the deal, and Sanson is now free to leave the club.
Anwar El Ghazi joins Aston Villa on season-long loan
Everton have signed their third player of the January transfer window, with Anwar El Ghazi joining the club on a season-long loan. The Dutchman, who has a year left on his Everton contract, is expected to cost the club around PS10 million, but there is no obligation to buy. The deal will be worth between PS10 million and PS15 million.
The 24-year-old Dutchman has played for the Toffees since his debut in 2015, and has helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League. El Ghazi, who began his career at Ajax, spent time at Lille, before joining Villa in 2014. In his first season at the club, he scored four league goals and added another four in 12 substitute appearances. Last season, he helped Villa make the Championship play-off final, where he scored twice against Derby.