Marseille have reportedly called off the deal to bring in Aston Villa’s Columbian midfielder Carlos Sanchez, due to the player’s excessive wage demands, according to HITC Sport.
After two shocking seasons in an Aston Villa shirt, boss Roberto Di Matteo was hoping to shift on the former Elche midfielder this summer, in hope of clearing out the squad and reducing the wage bill.
The French side had reportedly agreed a fee in the region of £3 million to bring Sanchez to France and were in advanced talks over the player’s contract. However, the Columbian’s wage demands were far higher than Marseille were willing to pay, and after neither party agreed to back down on their demands, the deal has been called off.
It’s clear to see that Sanchez has no future at Aston Villa, and Di Matteo was quick to bring in a much younger replacement in Reading’s Aaron Tshibola.
You would expect that the Villains will be looking for another destination for the 30-year-old throughout the remainder of the window.
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